We Few: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam
For its unparalleled mordant GI humor We Few could aptly be subtitled The Angel of Death's Comedy Special. This is especially true on stand downs between missions. On missions these guys have the focused intensity of Swiss watchmakers. But in garrison all that goes out the window and they conduct ...more
This is an excellent memoir which provides a behind-the-scenes look at the day-to-day operations of U.S. Special Forces soldiers on the ground in Vietnam. These guys are known coloquially as “snake eaters” by their brothers and sisters in arms and are considered to be the rawest of the raw. What's more, these guys relish the notoriety that comes with their well-deserved reputation as hunter-killers....more
I wasn't there so I don't know how much of this is true, borrowed or made up. It does square with what I know went on in ordinary patrolling units in less wierd situations. Brokhausen brings an interesting blend of erudition and physical thuggery to the tale. Plenty of language and graphic violence both on patrol and in the rear, no sex scenes. So enjoy.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author wrote as someone who has been there, done that, and want publishing to further his political career or impress someone. The bill touched me deeply and was a rare inside look at what I suspect was the actual war for many of our soldiers.
I don't get all the 4 & 5 stars for this book. I've read over 100 books on the Vietnam War. This was boring from the first page. The authors dry humor wears out very quickly. I guess he thinks he's a comedian? Might be ok for some. But not for me. Glad I didn't pay anything for it.
The author is an experienced special opps soldier from the Nam era. The author applies a good degree of cynicism in his descriptions of dangerous missions performed by his Recon team in Nam. Even though he was describing actual war missions that were very difficult dangerous and deadly, I was often laughing out loud.I hope this guy has written other books.
I have read several books on SOG and this one is very well written The author does an excellent job in bringing the reader into what the people where like he served with and what it was like to be in SOG. A very unique group of men
Reading this book evoked pleasant memories of my four years in SEA during the war. There was plenty of realism mixed with a wealth of humorous episodes that are a big part on every young military mans
Iife. You will enjoy this book a lot
The book was well written and provided some of the things that went on in a black ops group. It even had a lot of humor in it. The sad part was how it ended. That was the way The Vietnam war was though. I highly recommend reading this book.
Out of dozens of dozens this book rises above all others. The authors absolute authenticity and incredible experience is complemented by a sharp wit (and blistering sense of mayhem/humor that I appreciate as a retired paramedic) His deep love and respect for the little people and the love he has for his teammates is obvious, the storytelling is tight and it’s all incredibly real. I look forward to the second book eagerly. Thank you Nick for your service ...more
Immersed in this story & having served with the 5th at CCN & NKP in '68-'69, I am once again there. Nick has described in fine detail the character, the camaraderie, the brotherhood, the mood, the antics, the smells, the visuals, the professionalism,and what only having been there can one attest to.
Thank you Nick.