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Hooked Up!: US Paratroopers from the Vietnam War to the Cold War

Alejandro Rodriguez; Antonio Arques

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ISBN 10: 8496658554 / ISBN 13: 9788496658554
Published by Andrea Press, Spain, 2015
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159 pages Very clean book, gift quality. The history, gear, uniforms, training and tactics used by the US Paratroopers at the time of the Vietnam War in detail through a comprehensive text and over 700 outstanding photographs most of them never published before. Alejandro Rodríguez began collecting military items in his adolescent years, with a special interest in the Vietnam War and its airborne and parachute units. Over the years, he has accumulated an impressive collection on this subject, with a large part dedicated to US paratroopers’ gear during the Cold War era. In 1992 he joined the Army where he could combine his hobby with his profession, as he progressed through several elite units. His first posting was in the 1st Tercio of the Legion, followed by the Parachutist Brigade where he has spent the greater part of his military career, from Sergeant to Warrant Officer. He deployed on NATO and UN missions to Lebanon in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2004, 2008 and 2012. As well as being a fully qualified parachutist, he has completed several courses including Parachute Unit Command, Jumpmaster and Parachute Instructor. Antonio Arques has a PhD in Economics and is a professor at the University of Murcia (Spain). During his academic life, he acquired a degree in Economics and Business Administration, as well as degrees in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations. In addition, he is a regular contributor to diverse publications that specialize in military history and is a respected expert in this field. A concerned militaria collector, in the 1980s he began an impressive compilation of pieces on the Vietnam War. He is author of Grunt, an exhaustive study of the life and the gear of the men who fought in the Vietnam War. Size: 8 1/2" X 12". Bookseller Inventory # 17361

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Title: Hooked Up!: US Paratroopers from the Vietnam...

Publisher: Andrea Press, Spain

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hard Back

Book Condition:As New

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The history, gear, uniforms, training and tactics used by the US Paratroopers at the time of the Vietnam War in detail through a comprehensive text and over 700 outstanding photographs most of them never published before.

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Alejandro Rodríguez began collecting military items in his adolescent years, with a special interest in the Vietnam War and its airborne and parachute units. Over the years, he has accumulated an impressive collection on this subject, with a large part dedicated to US paratroopers’ gear during the Cold War era. In 1992 he joined the Army where he could combine his hobby with his profession, as he progressed through several elite units. His first posting was in the 1st Tercio of the Legion, followed by the Parachutist Brigade where he has spent the greater part of his military career, from Sergeant to Warrant Officer. He deployed on NATO and UN missions to Lebanon in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2004, 2008 and 2012. As well as being a fully qualified parachutist, he has completed several courses including Parachute Unit Command, Jumpmaster and Parachute Instructor.

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