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“Vietnam Combat: Firefights and Writing History, from A Boots on the Ground Point of View”

“Vietnam Combat: Firefights and Writing History, from A Boots on the Ground Point of View”

On Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in the Mackay Room, Robin Bartlett takes you on a gripping journey through his extraordinary experiences as a 1st Lieutenant with the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) during the height of the Vietnam War. As a combat infantry platoon leader, Robin led his 32-man platoon on search and destroy missions and helicopter assaults into intense landing zones. In this captivating presentation, Robin unveils the horror, fear, anguish, and even moments of dark humor that defined the war, shedding light on its long-term impact and sharing valuable insights on leadership, courage, PTSD, and life lessons learned.

There will be a signing after the PowerPoint presentation and Q & A. 

Mr. Bartlett's book will be available for purchase for reduced price of $20 for attendees and accepts Check, Cash or Venmo. People can order from my website for $24.95 which includes shipping.People can also order from People can order from www.RobinBartlettAuthor.com for $24.95 which includes shipping.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant after only one year, Robin Bartlett at 22 assumed the leadership of the 1st Platoon, A Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). Over the next seven months, he led a platoon on more than sixty helicopter combat assaults and search and destroy missions.

Bartlett grew up in a military family. His grandfather, father and brother all attended West Point, but after thirteen elementary and middle schools and four high schools, he decided he’d had enough of the military. But in college, as the Vietnam War escalated and eighteen-year-olds were drafted daily, Bartlett joined his college’s ROTC program and fell back into a familiar routine. Upon graduation as a Distinguished Military Graduate he volunteered for Infantry, Airborne, and Ranger training, and assignment to the 82d Airborne Division. He got everything he asked for…and more.

Bartlett holds a BA degree in Comparative Literature from Claremont McKenna College in California and a master’s degree in Media from Pace University in NYC. He has written numerous business publications and a  professional book published by Dun & Bradstreet.

He is the President of the NY/NJ Chapter of the 1st Cavalry Division Association, and a proud member of the 82d Airborne Division Association. He and his wife live in Norwood, New Jersey, and have three sons, none of whom have pursued military careers.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Englewood - MacKay Room
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