Green Beretsby John Hamilton
This title examines the US Army Special Forces, also known as the Green Berets. Readers will learn that commandos have taken part in every war in American history, from the Revolutionary War to World War II to today. The history section explains how President John F. Kennedy granted them their trademark berets while preparing for a visit to the Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, under the command of Brigadier General William P. Yarborough. Training and organization of team members such as weapons sergeants, communications sergeants, medical sergeants, engineering sergeants, commander, assistant commander (warrant officer), operations/intelligence sergeant and non-commissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) are also discussed. Readers will also learn about special forces air equipment, such as high-altitude low-opening (HALO) helmets, MC-4 parachutes; ground equipment, such as GPS locators, night vision goggles, M-4 carbine rifles; and water equipment, such as the re-breather, kayaks, and inflatable boats. A Table of Contents, Glossary, Index, and full-color photos are also included.
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