Gordon L. Rottman

Author of:

The AK-47, Armies of the Gulf War, Army of the Republic of Vietnam 1955–75, The Bazooka, The Berlin Wall and the Intra-German Border 1961-89, The Big Book of Gun Trivia, The Book of Gun Trivia, Browning .30-caliber Machine Guns, Browning .50-caliber Machine Guns, The Cabanatuan Prison Raid, Carlson’s Marine Raiders, D-Day Beach Assault Troops, FUBAR F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition, German Combat Equipments 1939–45, German Field Fortifications 1939–45, German Pionier 1939–45, The Great Locomotive Chase, Green Beret in Vietnam, Guam 1941 & 1944, The Hand Grenade, Hell in the Pacific, Inch'on 1950, Inside the US Army, Japanese Army in World War II, Japanese Army in World War II, Japanese Infantryman 1937–45, Japanese Pacific Island Defenses 1941–45, Japanese Paratroop Forces of World War II, Khe Sanh 1967–68, Landing Craft, Infantry and Fire Support, Landing Ship, Tank (LST) 1942–2002, The Los Banos Prison Camp Raid, The M16, M3 Medium Tank vs Panzer III, The Marshall Islands 1944, Mobile Strike Forces in Vietnam 1966–70, North Vietnamese Army Soldier 1958–75, Okinawa 1945, Panama 1989–90, Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck, Peleliu 1944, The Rocket Propelled Grenade, Saipan & Tinian 1944, SNAFU Situation Normal All F***ed Up, Soviet Field Fortifications 1941–45, Soviet Rifleman 1941-45, Special Forces Camps in Vietnam 1961–70, Stryker Combat Vehicles, Tunnel Rat in Vietnam, US 10th Mountain Division in World War II, US Airborne Units in the Mediterranean Theater 1942–44, US Airborne Units in the Pacific Theater 1942–45, US Army Air Force (1), US Army Air Force (2), US Army Airborne 1940–90, US Army Combat Equipments 1910–88, The US Army in the Vietnam War 1965–73, US Army Infantryman in Vietnam 1965–73, US Army Long-Range Patrol Scout in Vietnam 1965-71, US Army Paratrooper in the Pacific Theater 1943–45, US Army Rangers & LRRP Units 1942–87, US Army Special Forces 1952–84, US Combat Engineer 1941–45, US Grenade Launchers, US Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam, US MACV-SOG Reconnaissance Team in Vietnam, US Marine Corps 1941–45, US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1941–43, US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1943–44, US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1944–45, US Marine Rifleman 1939–45, US Marine vs Japanese Infantryman, US Mechanized Infantryman in the First Gulf War, US Patrol Torpedo Boats, US Special Warfare Units in the Pacific Theater 1941–45, US World War II Amphibious Tactics, US World War II Amphibious Tactics, US World War II and Korean War Field Fortifications 1941–53, US World War II Parachute Infantry Regiments, Victory 1945, Viet Cong and NVA Tunnels and Fortifications of the Vietnam War, Viet Cong Fighter, Vietnam Airborne, Vietnam Airmobile Warfare Tactics, Vietnam Gun Trucks, Vietnam Infantry Tactics, Vietnam Riverine Craft 1962–75, Vietnam War Booby Traps, Vietnam War US & Allied Combat Equipments, Warsaw Pact Ground Forces, World Special Forces Insignia, World War II Airborne Warfare Tactics, World War II Allied Sabotage Devices and Booby Traps, World War II Axis Booby Traps and Sabotage Tactics, World War II Battlefield Communications, World War II Combat Reconnaissance Tactics, World War II Glider Assault Tactics, World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics, World War II Infantry Assault Tactics, World War II Infantry Fire Support Tactics, World War II Japanese Tank Tactics, World War II River Assault Tactics, World War II Tactical Camouflage Techniques, World War II US Armored Infantry Tactics, World War II US Army Combat Equipments, World War II US Cavalry Groups, World War II US Cavalry Units, World War II US Marine Infantry Regiments



Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969–70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments before retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.