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The Army Green Beret Special Forces Airborne Ranger Sergeant First Class is shown here. His beret patch flash is the 46th Special Forces Company Thailand Ranger Detachment (of the 1st Special Forces Group HQ Okinawa) with the Special Forces Crest. Thought the procedure was to not wear flashy watches but they appear in many SF photos. There were many mixed units of special forces personnel from various countries and branches of military service.

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Although smaller in number than their Aussie counterparts, the New Zealand SAS contributed a troop - 25 men and an officer - to Vietnam starting in late 1968, attaching them to the larger Aussie special forces group. Three rotations would pass through the country before New Zealand began to withdraw in late ‘72. (New Zealand Army) #VietnamWarMemories

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SSGT James Daniel Stride Jr , RT Alabama CCN , MACV-SOG 5th SPECIAL FORCES GROUP…

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Army SSG Matthew C. Lewellen, 27, of Lawrence, Kansas. Died November 4, 2016, supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Assigned to 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died of wounds sustained when hit by small-arms fire when their convoy was entering a military base at Jafr, Jordan. The incident was placed under investigation.

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Army SPC Joshua J. Strickland, 23, of Woodstock, Georgia. Died September 21, 2013, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Died at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an Afghan wearing a security forces uniform turned his weapon on U.S. troops conducting range training in Gardez, Paktia Province, Afghanistan.

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Army SSG James F. Moriarty, 27, of Kerrville, Texas. Died November 4, 2016, supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Assigned to 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died of wounds sustained when hit by small-arms fire when their convoy was entering a military base at Jafr, Jordan. The incident was placed under investigation.

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from Beyond the Edge

A Backcountry Recovery in Yellowstone: Wilderness, Wild Horses, Warriors (Part 1 of 5)

Army Special Forces veteran Ray Knell kisses his mule, Magic, after giving him an ear massage on the trail through Pelican Valley in Yellowstone National Park as he nears the end of his solo, 1,000-mile ride from Lake George, Colorado, to Manhattan, Montana, for the veterans group Heroes and Horses…

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