Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer. The author lives in Cypress, TX.
"Rather then concentrating on the battles or weaponry of the US Infantryman this book delves deep into the human side of things -- the experiences of a trainee through their tour of Vietnam and his exposure to things like the drug culture, the firefight and his return to the US. Great background material for getting your 'Grunt' personae right." --Broadsword, on Warrior 98: US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965-73