Author: Stoffey, Colonel Robert E.
Publisher: Zenith Press
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 336 pages. This book covers the Vietnam War during 1972-1973, the tumultuous final years of the U.S. involvement, as experienced by Colonel Robert E. Stoffey, a Marine Corps aviator who served three combat tours in Vietnam. During his first two tours, 1965-1966 and 1969-1970, Stoffey flew 440 combat missions out of Da Nang and Marble Mountain Airfields in South Vietnam and was shot down twice. His third combat tour was aboard the USS Oklahoma City, and the Marine Air Officer and Assistant Amphibious Warfare Officer on the staff of the Commander, Seventh Fleet. The crucial and complex last two years of the war - following the 1971 withdrawal of major ground fighting units under President Nixon's Vietnamisation policy - are explained from the perspective of the Seventh Fleet, as it floated in the Gulf of Tonkin and South China Sea.