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By Jacamo Peterson
"A challenging Place" a narrative of strive against operations in South Vietnam,Republic of, with the boys of a small unit referred to as a cellular response or "Mike Force". They operated out of Chu Lai the sprawling base camp at the coast of South Vietnam, domestic to the twenty third Infantry department and the seventy fifth Rangers. Their missions have been performed within the northern provinces, dubbed by way of the army as 1st strive against Tactical sector (1CTZ).From Rosemary's element at Chu Lai, to Da Nang, to the Tuy Lon River and the White Mountains, around the Hai Van cross to Phu Bai.
They have been either recon and striker unit, occasionally simply trying to find intell, occasionally attacking and occasionally being attacked. frequently deployed to enhance a small camp or firebase. occasionally workng as convoy security.Mostly it was once sizzling! lifestyles for them used to be both base camp uninteresting, or "boonie rat" severe in complete "battle rattle".
Sometimes assigned missions to find or seize particular pursuits. All in their missions have been either labeled and clandestine. Even their lifestyles used to be denied. up to attainable their pursuits have been hidden or camouflaged inside higher unit operations and events.
Their operations have been frequently performed with niether back-up, nor aid available. They have been required to maneuver and continue to exist on their bush talents, to conform, over come, improvise, or if that failed E&E (escape and avert) again to a pick-up or rendezvous element for extraction.
This tale is ready serving in Vietnam as expert infantrymen in a "No Such Unit Exists" prestige. a part of the "other" military in - South Vietnam, Republic of "A not easy PLACE."
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Have a seat and we’ll talk“, he looks at the CO who nods and says, “Well I’ve got some other things to take care of. ” We both stand as he picks up his hat and walks out. “The old man and I are the only ones here who know what the real deal is with you. So, you’re going to have to play a couple of roles. We’re giving you this I Corps Liaison NCO title as a general cover. ” “Here“, he says, and hands me a black 2”X3” leather ID wallet with a belt clip on one side. Opening it up there is a silver Army Criminal Investigator badge and an ID card with my own name and DOB, SSAN, and it says I am USARV CID, rank of CW2.
Don’t flash it if you get any other way out. But, if you have to, use it. ” “OK Sgt Major, but what am I really here for? You guys need an enlisted platoon leader for a reaction force? ” “No“, he sighs. “I’m going to give you the short end of the stick. There’s a good chance you’ll end up getting whacked. If you make it through you probably won’t even get a God Damned thank you. You are now part of a Mike Force unit that doesn’t even exist, and your job is to hunt people and kill them. ” “You mean this is the tail end of the fucking Phoenix Program“, I say.
As we enter I notice a CO’s desk on the right side with the flags behind it and on the left side of the room a conference table with about 8 chairs, all gray variety. There are two staff types in jungle fatigues. The Sergeant Major I have seen before but I can’t quite place him. The other, LTC Moya from his name tag and rank, I don’t recognize, both looking up as Sgt. Thompson say’s “this is Sgt. Peterson Sir“. I salute and say “Staff Sergeant Peterson reporting for duty Sir“. He returns my salute, stands up and sticks out his hand.
A Hard Place: A Sergeants Tale (Revised Edition) by Jacamo Peterson