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Special Forces can trace their roots back to the mids and the tactics of Major Robert Rogers and his men during the French and Indian War.
My own notion of Special Forces goes back a ways, but not quite that far. In JanuaryI received my copy of National Geographic magazine. I was a midshipman at the Naval Academy, and my mother back in Indiana saw to it that my subscription never lapsed while I was in school.
On the cover was a soldier in a green beret toting a World War II—era M1 carbine and leading two files of Asian soldiers along a dirt road. The beret had a red and yellow flash, which I later came to know as the mark of the 5th Special Forces Group, the group stood up for duty in Vietnam. The handsome officer with the serious look on his face was Major Edwin Brooks.
Brooks commanded the U. Special Forces in an area of South Vietnam known simply as the Highlands, a mountainous area populated by thirty-some hill tribes and contested by the North Vietnamese. I beat my cadet that year, but Army won.
For underclass midshipmen at the time, the war in Southeast Asia was still small and very far away. At Annapolis, it was academics, parades, uniform inspections, and all the military stuff that goes with preparing young officers for duty in the fleet.
There were a few of us who had an inkling that we wanted something different and hoped to become frogmen—members of the Navy Underwater Demolition Teams.
In my class, the Class ofseven of us ultimately became Navy frogmen. We knew little of SEALs, a secret organization that had been in existence only a few years. The men in National Geographic certainly appeared to be serious men at war.
But what kind of war was this? It seemed to me that what these guys called Army Special Forces were doing looked a lot different from what we midshipmen at the Naval Academy were being groomed for.
Gillespie and his men were encamped near a village called Buon Brieng along with several thousand refugee tribesmen. These twelve soldiers had trained and equipped a seven-hundred-man force of these tribesmen, who were called Montagnards, and led them into the field against the Vietcong.
They also helped manage the daily affairs of the village. This was their village and their tribe, the Rhade tribe.Robin Moore has 82 books on Goodreads with ratings. Robin Moore’s most popular book is The Green Berets: The Amazing Story of the U.
S. Army's Elite. In the mids, Tales of the Green Beret, written by Robin Moore and drawn by Joe Kubert, brought the Vietnam war to America’s funny pages with adventure stories that celebrated American military values.*.
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say senior Royals, were ‘not in vain’ (see page 8). [In the following essay, Campbell finds similarities between the The Things They Carried and the war stories of Ambrose Bierce.] There is a certain brotherhood of warriors, a commonality of experience, that transcends time and .
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