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This volume covers the period from the Tet offensive and the opening
of the road to Khe Sanh in 1968 through the final collapse of South Vietnam
in 1975. It deals with the role of the Air Force in advising the South
Vietnamese Air Force and waging war in South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.
C. Nalty, devoted some thirty years to the Air Force history program
before retiring in 1994. He was a senior historian in the Office of
Air Force History. He earned a B.A. from Creighton University and an
M.A. from Catholic University and served as an officer in the U.S.
Army from 1953 to 1955. He was chief editor and coauthor of Winged
Sword, Winged Shield (1997), the Air Force’s two-volume 50th-anniversary
history, and has written Air Power and the Fight for Khe Sanh (1973),
an Air Force monograph on the Vietnam War; Tigers over Asia (1978),
an account of the Flying Tigers during World War II; Strength for
the Fight: A History of
Black Americans in the Military (1986); and two pamphlets dealing
with the Marine Corps in World War II — Cape Gloucester: The
Green Inferno (1994) and The Right to Fight: African American
Marines in World War ll (1995). He is coauthor with Henry I. Shaw,
Jr., and Edwin T. Turnbladh of Central Pacific Drive (1996), a history
of Marine Corps operations in World War II. With Morris I. MacGregor,
Jr., he edited the thirteen-volume
Blacks in the United States Armed Forces: Basic Documents and
its single volume abridgement Blacks in the Military: Essential Documents (1981).
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