Fort Bragg to Hué

A Paratrooper with the 82nd and 173rd Airborne in Vietnam, 1968–1970

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About the Book

In February 1968, the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division was understrength, with only enough Paratroopers to deploy a single brigade. The 3rd Brigade was flown 9000 miles to reinforce American units fighting the North Vietnamese Army around Hué and joined the battle. The 3rd Brigade received a Valorous Unit Award for their actions in combat there. James Dorn was on Brigade Staff. He later led a Rifle Platoon with the 3rd in the rice paddies west of Saigon. In his second year with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in the Central Highlands. he again led a Rifle Platoon until he promoted to Captain. His frank and detailed memoir recounts their diverse combat missions, inhumanity for civilians and the day-to-day life of Infantrymen in the field.

About the Author(s)

James M. Dorn is a retired U.S. Army Infantry and Parachute and Special Forces qualified Officer, a retired municipal police offer, and a retired lawyer. He lives in Chino Hills, California.

Bibliographic Details

James M. Dorn Maj IN, USAR (ret.)
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 10 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8933-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4673-2
Imprint: McFarland