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 from 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 Cyprus, TX (near Houston).
"Throughout the book are an excellent selection of photographs and various organizational charts. A very well done book that provides a lot of insight into the hows and whys of seven years of war in Indochina. One of much interest and one that I can recommend to you without reservation." --Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (May 2008)"Gordon L. Rottman's The US Army in the Vietnam War 1965-73 provides detail on how US Army Units operated during the war and comes from a Special Forces veteran who focuses on infantry strategies and units which supported them." --California Bookwatch (May 2008)