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LEGEND: Message from Army Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez

Huey in Vietnam By Eric Blehm In LEGEND, bestselling author Eric Blehm takes as his canvas Southeast Asia, and tells the unforgettable account of the U.S. Army’s 240th Assault Helicopter Company and Green Beret (Studies and Operations Group) Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez, who risked everything to rescue a Special Forces …

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SPECIAL FORCES COMBAT OUTPOST PIRELLI

by Alex QuadeDiyala Province, Iraq — Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha (A-Team) 072 rolled into the village. It was dead quiet. Nothing moved. Suddenly, “squirters”—people running away from the village and cars leaving at a high rate of speed. Clearly, something of interest was in that village. A-Team Commander Captain …

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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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SOF Interview With Author of Murder of a CIA Station Chief: Beirut Rules

Interview With Author Fred Burton Hijacking, Bombings of U.S. Embassies: Beirut Ground Zero for Intelligence Operations Fred Burton, a New York Times bestselling author, former counterterrorism agent with the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service and Chief Security Officer at Stratfor, a geopolitical intelligence firm, discusses his latest book, Beirut …

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The Battle off Samar: The Sacrifice of “Taffy 3” 25 October 1944

The Battle off Samar: The Sacrifice of “Taffy 3” 25 October 1944j Watercolor by Commander Dwight C. Shepler, USNR, depicting an episode during the torpedo attacks by the TG 77.4.3 (“Taffy 3”) destroyer screen. Ships present are (left to right): Japanese battleships Nagato, Haruna, and Yamato, with salvo (Japanese shells contained dye for spotting …

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Infantry Gunner With The Real Rambo

Afghan Guardian of Camp Phoenix for 13 years By Sgt. Gary D. Romine U.S. Army (Ret.) From the January 2015 issue of SOF I first met Rambo after we arrived at Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan. I was a specialist at the time. I wore a lot of hats while I was …

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THE REAPER: The 3rd Ranger Battalion’s Deadliest Sniper

By Nicholas Irving with Gary Brozek From the March 2015 issue of SOF You never know how stress and sleeplessness are going to affect you. As we rolled along in the trucks, I was struck by just how beautiful the area was. The moon was up and full, and we’d …

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The Reaper: The 3rd Ranger Bn’s Deadliest Sniper

The Reaper: The 3rd Ranger Bn’s Deadliest Sniper  The Chechen Comes Calling By Nicholas Irving with Gary Brozek You never know how stress and sleeplessness are going to affect you. As we rolled along in the trucks, I was struck by just how beautiful the area was. The moon was up …

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NATE BOYER: FROM AFGHAN FIRE FIGHTS TO THE NFL?

Nate Boyer exhibited typical Special Forces resourcefulness when he decided at an advanced age to walk on and play college football for the Texas Longhorns. He also was unique in spending a summer while in college in Afghanistan wearing a Green Beret. Boyer and the NFL SOF: Is there a specific …

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