Vietnam: Cease Fire To Capitulation
Capt. William E. Le Gro
US Army Center of Military History
CMH Pub 90-29

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Richard M. Nixon during a press conference on Vietnam and Cambodia

Overview of Vietnam: Cease Fire To Capitulation


An infantryman, Colonel William E. Le Gro fought in New Guinea and the Phillippines in 1944 and 1945. Subsequent service included troop and staff duty in Germany and Korea and graduation from the Army War College. As a graduate student at American University in 1963 and 1964, the author specialized in East and Southeast Asia. He was also assigned to the office of the Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations in 1964 and 1965. Colonel Le Gro served in Vietnam in 1966 and 1967 as G-2, 1st infantry Division, and was Director of Asian Studies at the Army War College from 1969 tom 1971. From December 1972 until 29 April 1975 , he was a senior staff officer with the U.S military Assistance Command, Vietnam, and its successor agency, the U.S Defense Attache Office,Saigon.

The views, evaluations , and conclusions presented are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the department of State. Faculty and Students at service schools will find the book useful , however, and it will be a valuable source for historians.

James L. Collins, jr.
Brigadier General, USA
Chief of Military History

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