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Author Moore, Stephen L., author.

Title Uncommon valor : the recon company that earned five Medals of Honor and included America's most decorated Green Beret / Stephen L. Moore
Published Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2018]
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Contents The Kontum thirty-three -- Spike teams and hatchet force -- The Montagnard Camp and "Old Blue" -- Prisoner snatching and wire taps -- Code name Bright Light -- Heavy drop -- Daniel Boone and Bob Howard -- Into the hornet's nest -- "They won't take us alive" -- New faces at FOB-2 -- "The big one" -- Enter the gladiator -- The Wolfkeil bright light -- Double take -- Close shaves -- SLAM VII : "shot all to hell" -- Howard's miracle mission -- "No longer a cherry" -- "In the frying pan" -- Casualties of the fall -- "Vietnamese Alamo" -- "A collection of heroes"
Summary "Uncommon Valor is about the formation and operation of an advanced Special Forces recon company during the Vietnam War. Code-named the Studies and Observations Group, SOG was the most covert U.S. military unit in its time and contained only volunteers from such elite units as the Army Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and USAF Air Commandos. SOG warriors operated in small teams, going behind enemy lines in Laos and Cambodia and along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, tasked with performing special reconnaissance, sabotaging NVA ammunition, attempting to rescue downed U.S. pilots, and other black ops missions"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject United States. Army. Special Forces.
United States. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. Studies and Observations Group.
United States. Army. Special Forces.
United States. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. Studies and Observations Group.
Medal of Honor.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Commando operations -- United States.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Reconnaissance operations, American.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Regimental histories -- United States.
Commando troops.
Medal of Honor.
Regimental histories.
United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018042541
ISBN 1682473120
9781682473122