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The Quiet Professional

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Major Richard J. "Dick" Meadows is renowned in military circles as a key figure in the development of the U.S. Army Special Operations. A highly decorated war veteran of the engagements in Korea and Vietnam, Meadows was instrumental in the founding of the U.S. Delta Force and hostage rescue force. Although he officially retired in 1977, Meadows could never leave the army b ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published August 17th 2011 by University Press of Kentucky
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A must read especially if you are worn out / just plain tired of all the "I love me and I'm truly a bada**" books recently out from the SEAL community. Anyone who's read anything about the Green Berets has heard the name Dick Meadows, a quite prolific and interesting character.

Alan Hoe has written a brief, workmanlike, and satisfactory biography of this man and strips away much of the legendary aura around him. This is the only biography of this exemplary soldier's life. Military historian Alan
Jason Fryer
A pretty good overview of the life and accomplishments of one of the greatest soldiers I had never heard of. Meadows story is almost like F. Gump in that it is shocking how much of the key moments in SF history he had a hand, boot, or brain in. I am hoping to find some more detailed tellings of some of Meadow's missions.
Mac Mchenry
There is no doubt, Dick Meadows was an exceptional soldier. But what makes this book special is the author. These stories about MAJ Meadows are like listening to your favorite uncle tell you about a friend of his. This may not be a historian's biography, but the stories are warm and personal. Well done Mr. Hoe!
An amazing story on one of the legends of special operations. A man who came from humble and challenging beginnings to achieve so much. I’m saddened by his loss, but take heart in the fact that there are others who are stepping in to try and fill his shoes.
very good biography of one of Americas first special ops leaders. helped provide a better insight into delta force and green beret training methods.
Robert Smith
A great biography about a great man who embodies everything US Army Special Forces is all about.
Excellent story. Worth a read for those that enjoy biographies of American military legends
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