Thomas Pike, Jr. has served in the Army for thirty years and has conducted extensive research on World War II and Vietnam. He has traveled throughout Europe to study battlegrounds in Western Europe as well as eastern Germany, Poland and Kaliningrad. He has also traveled to Vietnam three times, started in 1996, to research the war from Hanoi to Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. His "Operations & Intelligence" series presents rare documents, maps and photographs on the war. He has served three tours in Afghanistan where he earned three Bronze Stars and the Combat Action Badge.