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The U.S Navy and the Vietnam War Series

USN PBR on Patrol

"USN PBR on Patrol," painting by Charles Waterhouse, 1967 (88-162-YK).

For more than 25 years, the U.S. and its allies unsuccessfully fought to preserve the independence of free governments in South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The U.S. Navy was at the forefront of this fight with more than 2.6 million sailors and marines serving in the combat theater. In this nine-volume series, the authors examine primary and secondary sources, including declassified documents and first-hand testimonies, to present the U.S. Navy’s involvement in America’s longest war.  

Each volume covers specific elements of the Navy’s engagement in Vietnam including the lead-up to the war; the naval air campaigns; combat in the rivers and canals; the experience of POWs; the evacuation of South Vietnam and Cambodia; and the vital efforts made by naval intelligence, medical personnel, and merchant mariners in providing operational and lifesaving support.

Through this series, NHHC historians honor the faithful service of the men and women who served in Southeast Asia, in particular that of the 58,000 Americans who sacrificed their lives.

Series Editors: Edward J. Marolda and Sandra J. Doyle

Series Titles: 

The Approaching Storm: Conflict in Asia, 1945–1965 by Edward J. Marolda

Nixon's Trident: Naval Power in Southeast Asia, 1968–1972 by John Darrell Sherwood

The Battle Behind Bars: Navy and Marine POWs in the Vietnam War by Stuart I. Rochester

Navy Medicine in Vietnam: Passage to Freedom to the Fall of Saigon by Jan K. Herman

Combat at Close Quarters: Warfare on the Rivers and Canals of Vietnam by Edward J. Marolda and R. Blake Dunnavent

Naval Air War: The Rolling Thunder Campaign by Norman Polmar and Edward J. Marolda

Knowing the Enemy: Naval Intelligence in Southeast Asia by Richard A. Mobley and Edward J. Marolda

Fourth Arm of Defense: Sealift and Maritime Logistics in the Vietnam War by Salvatore R. Mercogliano

End of the Saga: The Maritime Evacuation of South Vietnam and Cambodia by Malcolm Muir, Jr.

Published: Wed Apr 24 14:38:50 EDT 2024