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      JohnnyMac
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        Platoon Leader: A Memoir of Command in Combat, written by James McDonough is a good book chronicling a soldier’s journey from West Point to an infantry platoon leader position in Vietnam.

        What I like about this book is his tactical breakdown of situations, patrols and firefights. He also delves into some of the psychological aspects of his experience. There are a lot of lessons to be picked up here, as they were often operating in small teams with little support (some artillery/air) and oversight (more or less totally on his own from a COC standpoint).

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        FreedomOak
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          I have this, it is top tier reading.

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