Ed Gilbert was a Marine Corps artilleryman and an NCO instructor in the USMC Reserve. He is the author of oral and operational histories of Marine Corps tank units in World War II and the Korean War, and he has written Osprey's Warrior 90: 'US Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1965-70'. He is currently at work on an oral history of Marine tank units in Vietnam, and a study of the mechanization of the Marine divisions in World War II. He lives in Texas, USA.
"During the Vietnam War, the III Marine Amphibious Force (MAF) was a reinforced corps comprising two divisions, an air wing, and a division-sized logistics command. This book details the origins of III MAF; its component units and complex organizational history; its doctrine, training, and tactics; and its weapons and equipment." --Doug Bister, Military Trader Magazine