" . . .deep within enemy controlled territory." is right. We were in Laos, spitting distance from the Ho Chi Minh Trail. There were reportedly two-four NVA battalions in the immediate area. I had two other Americans and four Montagnards with me. I, a SFC, had a Captain as my assistant team leader. In this kind of work, experience trumps rank every time - at least in Special Forces - usually.
SFC Michael G. Stahl, USASF (Ret.)
SILVER STAR (First Oak Leaf Cluster)
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