Vietnam, the Long War: Horseback to Helicopter

01 Feb 2016

On Monday, February 1, 2016, speaker Mark Albertson was back for the third part of this Vietnam series (second one filmed).

Armored warfare and motorized transport transformed mobility in the 20th century. After the Second World War, cavalry took a different form with the helicopter. With rotary wing aircraft, troops and supplies could now be moved over obstacles which impeded rival forms of ground transportation. Shifting from horseback to air mobility will be the focus on this week’s talk. About the presenter

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Albertson teaches history at Norwalk Community College. In May 2005, Albertson was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.


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