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‘Warrior Brothers’: This US Special Forces Unit Was Adopted by the Nez Perce Nation

By Greg Walker (ret), USA Special Forces “Now you become part of the Nimiipuu people and we welcome you” — Spiritual leader Horace Axtell SPALDING, IDAHO — Under the shade of cottonwood and locust trees rustling in a stiff breeze, the men of Company A, an airborne Army Special Forces unit …

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New in Soldier of Fortune: A Message From Publisher Susan Katz Keating

Welcome to Dispatches, the latest in a series of new developments here at Soldier of Fortune. I’ll go into detail about more of them, below, but first a little backstory. Such as, how I – a conflict journalist who saw urban combat while I was a child in Ireland – …

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Salvadoran Ex-Army Officer Sought Over 1982 Murders of Dutch Journalists; Was Found Living in Virginia

By Greg Walker, USA Special Forces (Ret) A retired Salvadoran army officer was found living in the U.S., where a Salvadoran judge sought last year to extradite him from in connection with his alleged role in the 1982 murders of four Dutch journalists.  The retired colonel, Mario Reyes Mena, was …

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Oregon’s Restrictive New Firearms Law is Impossible to Enforce, Sheriffs Say

by Greg Walker Sheriff Shane Nelson of Deschutes County, Oregon, pulls no punches when discussing the state’s Measure 114. The measure, narrowly approved last month by voters, is known as the Changes to Firearm Ownership and Purchase Requirements Initiative. The measure is so restrictive that Second Amendment watchdogs have termed it …

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The Warrior: Vietnam Vet killed fighting rebel forces in Nicaragua

Michael D. Echanis -Trans Generational Wounded Warrior by Gregory Walker Michael Dick Echanis Hometown: Ontario, Oregon Age: 27 Branch: United States Army Rank: Specialist 4th Class Unit: Company C (Ranger), 75th Infantry, Republic of Vietnam Michael Dick Echanis was born on November 16, 1950, in Nampa, Idaho. Mike, with two …

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OSS in Action The Pacific and the Far East

Series: OSS Training in the National Parks and Service Abroad in World War II NPS Although the most publicized achievements of the OSS occurred in Europe and North Africa, Donovan’s organization also contributed to the war against Japan in the Far East. That contribution was mainly in the China-Burma-India Theater …

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