Marine Corps Tanks and Ontos in Vietnam

Book Two – 1967 and 1968

by LtCol Ray Stewart USMC



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/3/2019

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 1068
ISBN : 9781796054033
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1068
ISBN : 9781796054057
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 1068
ISBN : 9781796054040

About the Book

Book Two, the second of a three-book series, continues from 1966 in Book One, to cover the action of Marine Corps Tankers and Ontos crewmen fighting the locally-grown Viet Cong, the better armed, trained, organized, and equipped Viet Cong Main Forces, and the North Vietnamese Army Regulars from 1967 thru 1968 in I Corps, South Vietnam. As in Book One, and to continue in Book Three, it features hundreds of personal stories, on-the-spot in real time, interviews of Marines just returning from their fight – all which is framed within the official unit command chronologies and after action reports, including documented “lessons learned”. The maps, personal pictures, organizational charts, and the citing of each Marine who gave his life are, also linked to the Vietnam Wall and to the Foundation’s web site, with volumes of additional information about the Marines who left their sweat and blood in Vietnam battling their communist enemy.

About the Author

LtCol Ray Stewart, USMC (Ret) enlisted in 1955. He graduated from U. of Idaho and commissioned 2dLt in 1964, and served two tours in Vietnam as a Tanker (1st and 3d Tanks), a Grunt (2/4), and the OpsO (S-3) of the Da Nang Defense Battalion. He was H&S Company CO, 2d Radio Battalion with a tour in Morocco. He was an instructor at Amphibious Warfare School (AWS). He served with the Jordan Arab Army in M48A3 tanks and later the PlnsO (N-5) with Navy’s “Middle East Force”, Bahrain. The first U.S Defense Attaché in Oman, where he introduced the M60 tank to its Armored Regiment. He is an Arabic linguist, retiring on 30 years after the Arabian Peninsula Intelligence Officer (J-2), USCentCom. He is the founder and president of the Marine Corps Vietnam Tankers Historical Foundation. This book is the second in a three-book series