War Stories of the Green Berets

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Voyageur Press, Nov 12, 2004 - History - 320 pages
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The US Army Special Forces, more familiarly known as the Green Berets, are the elite fighting force of the United States military. Their experiences in covert operations and unconventional warfare have been a part of American military action for decades Author Hans Halberstadt has collected first-hand recollections of dozens of Green Berets, past and present, who spent time on the battlefields of Viet Nam, Grenada, Panama, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Their harrowing stories are told here, providing rare insight into the world of the Green Beret.- Elite forces created in the 1960s and now the models for warfare in the 21st century- Fully updated to include the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan- First hand accounts- Updated: Now includes post-Vietnam War Stories as well as stories from the Gulf Wars and Afghanistan- Expanded: This new Zenith Press edition is almost 100 pages longer than the originalThe original hardcover, titled "War Stories of the Green Berets: The Viet Nam Experience" (ISBN 0-87938-955-9), was first published in 1994.About the AuthorHans Halberstadt studied documentary film in college and later took up writing. He has authored or co-authored more than fifty books, most on military subjects, especially U.S. special operations forces, armor, and artillery. Halberstadt served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter door gunner in Vietnam. He and his wife, April, live in San Jose, California.
 

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A series of interviews with Special Forces soldiers who served in Vietnam. The stroies range from the humorous to the frightening. Most notable were the ones about the strong bond that developed between the SF and the 'Yards'. Read full review

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Contents

SNAKES SNATCH AND MAGNET ASS
13
BECOMING A GREEN BERET
40
GREEN BERETS GONE WILD
42
SPECIAL FORCES MEDICS
62
PARTY TIME WITH MARTHA RAYE
64
JOHN WAYNE AND RAMBO
80
THE BOY CAPTAIN
81
MONTAGNARDS
99
LBJ
180
THE SPECIAL FORCES ATEAM
183
HOOD RIDING RED LITTLE
184
CHRISTMAS WITH THE CONG
186
PIGEONS AND TIGERS
188
MEDALS
191
STYLE POINTS
193
MARTHA RAYEGREEN BERET
203

SLOGGING THROUGH DONG XOAI
100
GREEN BERET WEAPONS
112
EXTRACTING WATER BUFFALO
113
A SHORT HISTORY
118
THE LEGEND OF THE GREEN BERET
121
DUMB STUNTS
123
THE LATE GREAT WALT SHUMATE
138
MONTAGNARD MUTINY
140
MEN WUSSIES AND BUMMERS
145
RIDING THE SHITCAN EXPRESS TO THE HANOI HILTON
163
HAPPY NEW YEAR SPECIAL FORCES STYLE
176
ALOHA AND MORE FUN WITH MARTHA RAYE
205
THE AGENCY
216
MORE WALT SHUMATE EVEN MORE MARTHA RAYE
217
SHELLSHOCK
222
THE AIRBORNE MYSTIQUE
242
BRIMFROST 1989
243
THE GREEN BERET COOKING ACADEMY
251
AFGHANI T AND A
258
THE BATTLE OF DEBECKA PASS
277
IRAQ AND THE HUNT FOR WMDS
301
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Hans Halberstadt studied documentary film in college and later took up writing, after having served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter door gunner in Vietnam, authoring/co-authoring more than fifty books. Most of his books have been on military subjects, especially U.S. special operations forces and artillery. He has also written extensively about farming and railroads. He and his wife, April, live in San Jose, California.

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