Depicts the U.S. Navy's contribution to the twenty-five-year American and Vietnamese campaign to defend the Republic of Vietnam. Two million U.S. naval personnel, more than 2,551 of whom lost their lives, served their country in southeast Asia. The text and the 100s of photos in this book cover all naval aspects of this prolonged campaign, particularly the operations of carrier, surface, amphibious, logistic, riverine, coastal and mine forces. U.S. Navy Medal of Honor winners. Aircraft Tailcodes. Maps and charts. Glossary of terms. Bibliography.