We Few: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam

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A Green Beret’s gripping memoir of American Special Forces in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.
 
In 1970, on his second tour to Vietnam, Nick Brokhausen served in Recon Team Habu, CCN. Officially, it was known as the Studies and Observations group. In fact, this Special Forces squad, which Brokhausen calls “an unwashed, profane, ribald, joyously alive fraternity,” undertook some of the most dangerous and suicidal reconnaissance missions ever in the enemy-controlled territory of Cambodia and Laos. But they didn’t infiltrate the jungles alone. They fought alongside the Montagnards—oppressed minorities from the mountain highlands, trained by the US military in guerilla tactics, armed, accustomed to the wild, and fully engaged in a war against the North Vietnamese. Together this small unit formed the backbone of ground reconnaissance in the Republic of Vietnam, racking up medals for valor—but at a terrible cost.
 
“In colorful, military-jargon-laced prose leavened by gallows humor, Brokhausen pulls few punches describing what it was like to navigate remote jungle terrain under the constant threat of enemy fire. A smartly written, insider’s view of one rarely seen Vietnam War battleground.” —Booklist

“[An] exceptionally raw look at the Vietnam War just at the apex of its unpopularity. . . . This battle-scarred memoir is an excellent tribute to the generation that fought, laughed, and died in Southeast Asia.” —New York Journal of Books
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Special Forces veteran Nick Brokhausen joined the Studies and Observations Group (SOG) on his second tour in Vietnam, and took part in some of the most dangerous missions of the war, deep in enemy territory. After Vietnam, Brokhausen has led an interesting life, which has included work in security projects in a number of countries. He now runs a tech company and an armoring company.
 
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Open Road Media
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Published on
Apr 3, 2018
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Pages
360
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ISBN
9781504008198
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Military
History / Asia / Southeast Asia
History / Military / Vietnam War
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