GREEN BERETS IN THE VANGUARD by Chalmers, Jr. Archer
INSIDE SPECIAL FORCES, 1953-1963

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An uplifting and sometimes harrowing memoir of the early years of the U.S. Army's special forces by an African American in the first unit in Vietnam.
 

About Chalmers, Jr. Archer

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Archer is an accomplished writer and educator who recently retired as a professor and administrator at Northern Virginia Community College. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Leters Award for Nonfiction.
 
Published January 1, 2001 by Naval Institute Press.
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Archer earned the nickname ""Sergeant Special Forces"" because he was there at the birth of the Green Berets, and his outfit, the 14th Special Forces Operational Detachment, was the first American combat unit deployed to Vietnam, taking part in a series of hazardous missions he describes in evoca...

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