Tiger Papa Three

Memoir of a Combined Action Marine in Vietnam

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About the Book

The U.S. Marine Corps’ Combined Action Program (CAP) in Vietnam was an enlightened gesture of strategic dissent. Recognizing that search-and-destroy operations were immoral and self-defeating and that the best hope for victory was “winning hearts and minds,” the Corps stationed squads of Marines, augmented by Navy corpsmen, in the countryside to train and patrol alongside village self-defense units called Popular Forces. Corporal Edward F. Palm became a combined-action Marine in 1967. His memoir recounts his experiences fighting with the South Vietnamese, his readjustment to life after the war, and the circumstances that prompted him to join the Corps in the first place. A one-time aspiring photojournalist, Palm includes photographs he took while serving, along with an epilogue describing what he and his former sergeant found during their 2002 return to Vietnam.

About the Author(s)

Edward F. Palm served in Vietnam as an enlisted Marine with the Combined Action Program. Returning to the Marine Corps in later life, he became an officer and taught military affairs at the University of California, Berkeley, and English at the United States Naval Academy before retiring as a major in 1993. He lives in Forest, Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

Edward F. Palm
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: ca. 30 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8104-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3954-3
Imprint: McFarland