We Few: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam

We Few: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam

A Green Beret’s gripping memoir of American Special Forces in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.
 
In 1970, on his second tour to Vietnam, Nick Brokhausen served in Recon Team Habu, CCN. Officially, it was known as the Studies and Observations group. In fact, this Special Forces squad, which Brokhausen calls “an unwashed, profane, ribald, joyously alive fraternity,” undertook some of the most dangerous and suicidal reconnaissance missions ever in the enemy-controlled territory of Cambodia and Laos. But they didn’t infiltrate the jungles alone. They fought alongside the Montagnards—oppressed minorities from the mountain highlands, trained by the US military in guerilla tactics, armed, accustomed to the wild, and fully engaged in a war against the North Vietnamese. Together this small unit formed the backbone of ground reconnaissance in the Republic of Vietnam, racking up medals for valor—but at a terrible cost.
 
“In colorful, military-jargon-laced prose leavened by gallows humor, Brokhausen pulls few punches describing what it was like to navigate remote jungle terrain under the constant threat of enemy fire. A smartly written, insider’s view of one rarely seen Vietnam War battleground.” —Booklist
 

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  • Jim Morris

    As Kenn Miller, author of Tiger the Lurp Dog has observed, the US Special Forces have contributed more good books to the military canon than any other unit. This is the cherry on that particular Sunda...

  • Chuck

    Could not even get past 7% of this bookI don't get all the 4 & 5 stars for this book. I've read over 100 books on the Vietnam War. This was boring from the first page. The authors dry humor wears out ...

  • D. Krauss

    Ordinarily I don’t review non-fiction books, but this memoir of a Special Operations Group-Vietnam unit by a guy who was there is such a rollicking good story you could easily read it as a novel. Bu...

  • Richard Croner

    This book is the personification of the definition of courage. The ability to overcome fear to do your job. In this book the job is to kill or be killed. The military forces of the United States and i...

  • Donna

    Just finished reading “THE FEW: U.S. SPECIAL FORCES IN VIETNAM” by NICK BROKHAUSEN. I read this book while listening to the audible version narrated by GEORGE SPELVIN. A Green Beret’s gripping m...

  • Donna

    Just finished reading “THE FEW: U.S. SPECIAL FORCES IN VIETNAM” by NICK BROKHAUSEN. I read this book while listening to the audible version narrated by GEORGE SPELVIN. A Green Beret’s gripping m...

  • David Ward

    We Few: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam by Nick Brokhausen (Casemate Publishers 2018) (959.7043). This is an excellent memoir which provides a behind-the-scenes look at the day-to-day operations of U.S...

  • Vetri

    Wow, I had to say i have read a few books on military memoirs and this has to be one of the best book so far I have read, the book ends very suddenly and it's not made clear how the war ended for him....

  • KB

    Count me among the reviewers who find the author's style of constant joke-telling and kidding around annoying. I can understand that that's what it was like being in the SOG group, but after about the...

  • Douglas Brown

    Solid depiction of hard-bitten recon raidersI wasn't there so I don't know how much of this is true, borrowed or made up. It does square with what I know went on in ordinary patrolling units in less w...