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Author Brokhausen, Nick, author.

Title We few / Nick Brokhausen.

Publication Info. Havertown, PA : Casemate Publishers, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  959.7043 BROKHAUSEN    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  959.70434 BRO    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  959.7043 BROKHAUSEN    Check Shelf
Description xix, 251 pages ; 24 cm
Note Subtitle on dust jacket: U.S. special forces in Vietnam.
"Behind enemy lines with SOG"--Dust jacket.
Contents The road to Mandalay -- Keys to the kingdom -- First blood -- Cold storage -- Buffaloes can dance -- The coolest man alive -- Polite society meets reality -- We few, we happy few -- Luck is a fickle mistress -- Blue eyes -- Operation Afrika Corps -- Selection process -- Bright light -- The anthill mob -- With Texans expect bumps -- As through a glass darkly -- Saltwater therapy -- Monkeyshines -- Isn't science wonderful -- The cuckoo's nest -- Little island in the sun -- King of the cannibals -- Rubik's cube -- Gin and heartbreak.
Summary "This riveting memoir details the actions and experiences of a small group of Americans and their allies who were the backbone of ground reconnaissance in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. On his second tour to Vietnam, Nick Brokhausen served in Recon Team Habu, CCN. This unit was part of MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group), or Studies and Observations Group as it was innocuously called. The small recon companies that were the center of its activities conducted some of the most dangerous missions of the war, infiltrating areas controlled by the North Vietnamese in Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. The companies never exceeded more than 30 Americans, yet they were the best source for the enemy's disposition and were key to the US military being able to take the war to the enemy, by utilizing new and innovative technology and tactics dating back to the French and Indian Wars. Brokhausen's group racked up one of the most impressive records of awards for valor of any unit in the history of the United States Army. It came at a terrible price, however; the number of wounded and killed in action was incredibly high. Those missions today seem suicidal. In 1970 equally so, yet these men went out day after day with their indigenous allies - Montagnard tribesmen, Vietnamese, and Chinese Nungs - and faced the challenges with courage and resolve."--Amazon.
Subject Brokhausen, Nick.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American.
United States. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. Studies and Observations Group -- Biography.
Special forces (Military science) -- United States.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Reconnaissance operations, American.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Commando operations -- United States.
United States. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. Studies and Observations Group.
ISBN 9781612005805 (hardcover)
1612005802 (hardcover)
9781612005812 (epub)
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