They Fought Together

A Photographic Tribute to Redcatchers of the 199th LIB

by Robert J. Gouge



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/4/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781420825701

About the Book

The Army designed the 199th Infantry Brigade to be a unique unit in Vietnam. Being a self-contained brigade, soldiers serving with the 199th performed nearly every task associated with fighting a war.  They came from all walks of life and served with distinction.

Previously published works address the politics, campaigns, tactics and equipment of the Vietnam War.  They Fought Together directs the focus to the people of the 199th LIB.  The military provided the equipment, organization and tactics to accomplish the mission. But, the heart and soul of the unit resides within those that served with the 199th.

For those that served with the 199th, They Fought Together will prove to be a special treasure. It will trigger memories in military personnel serving in Vietnam whether with the 199th or other units. For everyone with an interest in the Vietnam War, the book provides an insight into the lives, living conditions, and job functions of the Vietnam soldier serving far from home.

Tom “Preach” Winfield
HHC 199th LIB

About the Author

Robert J. Gouge holds a bachelor’s degree in history and education from Mars Hill College, North Carolina and teaches social studies and U.S. History at A. C. Reynolds Middle School in Asheville.  This is his second book on the 199th LIB in Vietnam.  Gouge lives with his wife, son and daughter in the mountains of western North Carolina where he enjoys the outdoors and is an active member at Newbridge Baptist Church.