" . . .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)
The Life and Times of
1st Silver Star
1st Bronze Star
2nd Bronze Star
Air Medal
Purple Heart

Vietnamese Cross of