1967 edition of the US Army's Ranger Handbook. Along with the Special Forces Handbook and Special Forces Operational Techniques, the Ranger Handbook was one of the iconic special warfare texts of the Vietnam War era.
Not limited to SF and Infantry personnel, the US Army's Ranger Course at the Ranger School at Fort Benning was open to any combat arms personnel whose commanding officers agreed to their attendance. many Officers and NCOs of Infantry, Aviation and artillery units serving in South Vietnam proudly wore the coveted black and gold Ranger Tab and members of the various regular, reserve and National Guard Ranger units performed great work conducting Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols and other Ranger-style tasks.
From the Foreword: "This handbook has been compiled for the use of the Ranger student and graduate. The material within has been extracted from lesson plans and field manuals applicable to the Ranger POI (Program of Instruction)"."
The Ranger Handbook is organized into 32 chapters covering topics as diverse as Ranger training exercises to booby traps to combat survival. It is the ultimate advanced light infantry aide de memoir and many of the topics and techniques are as effective today as they were in the mid to late 1960s.
Presented in Special Operations Press' distinctive ERDL cover, denoting a Vietnam-era publication, this edition of the 1967 US Army Ranger Handbook is published warts and all, from mismatched typeface sizing to usually unseen document coding, the only thing missing is the staple binding. Instead, the Handbook is printed in 5 x 8 perfect-bound paperback format. Proudly printed in the USA
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- ISBN-13: 9781481847988
- ISBN-10: 1481847988
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Publish Date: December 2012
- Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.53 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.56 pounds
- Page Count: 252