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The Bridges of Vietnam

From the Journals of a U.S. Marine Intelligence Officer

Fred L. Edwards, Jr.


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/1/2013)
Hardcover (8/29/2000)


As an intelligence officer during the Vietnam War, Fred L. Edwards Jr., was instructed to “visit every major ground unit in the country. Go to Special Forces camps, ground reconnaissance units, armored cavalry units, and waterborne reconnaissance units. Search everywhere for intelligence sources—long range patrols, boats, electronic surveillance, and agent operations. Don’t get bogged down by dog-and-pony shows staged for colonels and generals.”

University of North Texas Press, 9781574411386, 296pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2001

About the Author

Fred L. Edwards Jr., who was a captain and a major when he wrote the journal, culminated a thirty-year Marine Corps career as a lieutenant colonel. After the events narrated in this book, he returned to Vietnam in 1973 before retiring from the Marines in 1979.