The CO backed up a couple of paces, brought up his M-2 carbine and, with great pantomime, jacked one up the snout and snicked the safety off. At 15 yards he put a burst of automatic fire a millimeter to the side of the VC’s head”. The Koreans didn’t allow Page to photograph the incident. “I slumped off to join the Americans while the VC spilled his story. Minutes later, when I was taking a leak, he was led down the hill by three ROK’s. There was a single pistol shot and the troopers plodded back alone. The ROK’s did not believe you could reeducate a communist”.
Coreanos ou Australianos?
Marines Coreanos contra o 101º Regimento do Exército do Vietname do Norte?
joint operation VAN BUREN information for 1 BDE 101 ABN 2 ROK MC BDE 47 ARVN REG From date 660119 to 6602211 BDE 101 ABN was a US Army unit2 ROK MC BDE was a Korean Marine Corps unit47 ARVN REG was a Undefined unitOperation VAN BUREN South VietnamDescription: Operation VAN BUREN begins in Phu Yen Province where the recently relocated USA 1st Bde, 101st Abn Div, ROK 2nd Marine Bde, and ARVN 47th Regt are to locate and destroy the NVA 95th Regt (believed to be in the Tuy Hoa Valley) and to protect the rice harvest in the coastal region. The 1st Bde was still moving from Phan Rang. As they arrived at Tuy Hoa, they moved into operational areas. The joint operation claimed 679 known enemy casualties. The USA results were 282 enemy KIA plus 66 KBA, 33 captured and 238 suspects detained, over 100 weapons, and several caches of ammo and supplies were taken. The 1st Bde's casualties were 55 KIA and 221 WIA The source for this information was Rand, OOB, AAR dated 23 Mar 1966, SUITLAND
Que conhecida força de Operações Especiais (para ajudar posso dizer que é da Europa Ocidental :?:
THE "PRAIRIE FIRE BATTALION"Civil War veteran Colonel John L. Jolley began military instruction in the Dakota Territory at the University of South Dakota in 1881. COL Jolley volunteered his services as the first military instructor and conducted military drills and exercises. When South Dakota became a state in November of 1889, the Department of War was unable to assign an officer to the University. When Dr. Edward Olson became University President, all male students were required to enroll in military instruction. The first officer named to the position of Professor of Military Science and Tactics was Lieutenant Alfred C. Sharpe. The instruction included military procedures of court-martials and students were required to attend drill five days a week. Officers were assigned by the Department of War and then sent off to active duty, often without replacement for several years. During the interim periods, senior students maintained the military program here at the University.On 22 March, 1919, at the request of the President of the University and under the command of Major A. S. Balsam, a unit of Reserve Officers Training Corps (Infantry) was established at the University. Beginning in 1924 the ROTC program achieved the "distinguished college" rating and the Scabbard and Blade Society was founded. The Scabbard and Blade Society focuses on military and academic excellence. In the summer of 1942, a military camp was established. As part of the WWII war effort, under the command of COL Joseph Church, 400 recruits were sent to the University of South Dakota. The constant turnover or personnel would place up to 600 recruits at the University at any one time. In early 1944 COL Church was replaced by MAJ Fred Sims who was a University of South Dakota graduate. During the 1954-55 academic year the ROTC program was changed to General Military Science. In 1969, the compulsory element was removed from ROTC and all student participation since that time has been voluntary.Military Science incorporates educational opportunities in three areas: classroom instruction, leadership training and related extracurricular activities. The ROTC program maximizes the opportunity for college students to study and participate in America's defense. Whether the student desires only an introduction to leadership principles and National Defense or is motivated toward a career as a military officer, every effort is made to provide the knowledge and experience needed to fulfill each individual's goal.CARRYING ON A PROUD TRADITION!HISTORY OF THE "PRAIRIE FIRE BATTALION" (The Other History of Prairie Fire)Some of the unenlightened might think that the PRAIRIE FIRE BATTALION was named for a carelessly set conflagration which used to plague farmers and suchlike.... THEY COULDN'T BE MORE WRONG!!PRAIRIE FIRE was the code-name for highly classified deep reconnaissance and strike operations conducted by well-trained, exceptionally motivated and resourceful SPECIAL FORCES operational detachments into Laos during the VIETNAM WAR. These operations were an essential part of the US Military Advisory Command's intelligence and interdiction campaign against the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese during the late 1960's. The officers and NCOs who participated in PRAIRIE FIRE were resourceful, dedicated, and unafraid to assume new responsibilities and take a few chances. They were leaders!
Como também andaste lá perto, aceito."Prairie Fire" era também utilizado, no Vietname, como um pedido de socorro pelas equipas SOG prestes a serem aniquiladas.