DETACHMENT B-36 (Special Task Force-Rapid Fire) Fifth Special Forces Group (Airborne), First Special Forces, an SF unit that operated in the III Corps area. It was commanded by (then) Major James G. "Bo" Gritz.
• Various Reports:
B36Annex D, Lessons Learned, 30 Sep 67
B36Annex B, Project Rapid Fire IV-Patrol Paula
B36Annex B, Project Rapid Fire IV-Patrol Fanny
B36Annex B, Project Rapid Fire IV-Patrol Marauder
B36Annex B, After Action Report, 14 Nov to 26 Nov 67
Visit the ADL Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network web site to find out what "Bo" Gritz has been doing since he left the military: http://www.adl.org/learn/Ext_US/gritz.asp?xpicked=2&item=5.
If you would like to read what kind of leadership Major Gritz provided to the men under his command in Vietnam when he was C.O. of Detachment B-36, read Don Hall's Vietnam memoir, I SERVED, in which he describes his experiences during an eight-day training period with B-36. The NCOs from the first and second platoons of Don Hall's unit, F/51st Long Range Patrol (Airborne) Infantry, were sent to B-36 for additional training after they graduated from MACV Recondo School. The NCOs from the third and fourth platoons were not sent there. Instead, their post-Recondo School training was conducted within F/51.
"Fake Warriors: Identifying, Exposing, and Punishing Those Who Falsify Their Military Service." (http://www.fakewarriors.com/index.htm).
Book authors Hank and Erika Holzer: "What we seek to accomplish with this book: to provide an overview of a shameful phenomenon in order to better deal -- in principle -- with the issue of military imposture...there is a virtual epidemic of impostors in this country - countless thousands of men who, since the Vietnam War, have been either inventing a non-existent military service, or inflating their war records...Military decorations are being falsely claimed, and often worn, by men never authorized to receive them -- the kind earned the hard way by genuine war heroes.
Documentation on Gary Linderer, president of Operation Homecoming USA, author of several Vietnam memoirs and other books, and self-appointed spokesperson for Vietnam veterans.
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--Thomas Jefferson, Letters to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785.
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