We Few: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam

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Nick Brockhausen’s memoir We Few: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam recounts his days as a member of the US Special Forces during the Vietnam War. Brockhausen served in reconnaissance, formally known as Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV-SOG). MACV-SOG was created as a deep penetration force and consisted primarily of American-supported local fighters as well as American NCO’s. The force primarily used guerrilla tactics against the Viet Cong in the deep jungles of Vietnam. Oftentimes, the MACV-SOG fighters were outmanned and outgunned, but nevertheless, they managed to inflict casualties on the Viet Cong.

Brockhausen was part of that unit. In his memoir, he describes all sorts of mischief he and his brothers-in-arms used in between battles, when they just sat waiting for their next mission. He faced violence from the members of his unit as well, such as the time he was almost killed by black soldiers loyal to the Black Panther party just because he was white.

He also voices disapproval for the rear echelons who give commands and who have never actually seen battle.


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Author Nick Brokhausen
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 360 pages
Publisher Casemate
Publish Date 2018-Apr-02
ISBN 9781612005805
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Issue September 2018
Category History
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