Lieutenant Colonel Arthur M. Luckenbach, USA (ret.) is the author of Co Van My VA Thiet Giap: The American Advisor and Vietnamese Armor.
According to the book description, “Unexpectedly thrust into the Senior Advisor's job at the Vietnamese Armor
School during the '68 Tet Offensive, an American Army officer finds himself engaged in realistic training and combat operations.
While initially enduring culture shock amid language difficulties and a variety of conditions, he acts aggressively
to tackle his help, aid, and assist mission, in order to satisfy the requests from his counterparts and the demands of his
usually far-too-distant American superiors. After numerous months of adapting to culture shock, besieging
conditions continue to follow him into the filed when he becomes Senior Advisor to a newly forming Vietnamese Armored Cavalry
Regiment. Successes and failures, tactical, administrative, and logistical, often run from high elation
to sheer frustration.
The variety of personalities, coupled
with hamstringing rules and procedures, both Vietnamese and American, often necessitate unconventional solutions to the problem
solving process in order to accomplish the advisory mission.”