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The quiet professional : Major Richard J. Meadows of the U.S. Army special forces / Alan Hoe ; foreword by General Peter J. Schoomaker.

Hoe, Alan. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780813134000 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0813134005 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9780813140339 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0813140331 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 253 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2011]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Front cover; Copyright; Epigraphs; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Prologue; 1. The Early Years; 2. The Young Soldier and Koria; 3. Special Forces; 4. A Lighthearted Interlude with the Brits; 5. Laos and the Learning Curve; 6. Panama and the Fun Years; 7. Vietnam and RT Ohio; 8. Vietnam Through an Officer's Eyes; 9. They'll Know We Cared; Photo insert; 10. The Rangers, Mr. Meadows, and Delta Force; 11. "Agent" Meadows in Tehran; 12. Footloose; 13. Entrepreneur in Peru; 14. The Golden Days in Peru; 15. The Bubble Bursts in Peru; 16. A Special Forces Marriage; 17. The Last Patrol; Epilogue
Summary, etc.:
Major Richard J. "Dick" Meadows is renowned in military circles as a key figure in the development of the U.S. Army Special Operations. A highly decorated war veteran of the engagements in Korea and Vietnam, Meadows was instrumental in the founding of the U.S. Delta Force and hostage rescue force. Although he officially retired in 1977, Meadows could never leave the army behind, and he went undercover in the clandestine operations to free American hostages from Iran in 1980.The Quiet Professional: Major Richard J. Meadows of the U.S. Army Special Forces is the only biography of this exemplary
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Description based on print version record.
Subject: Meadows, Richard J., 1931-1995.
United States. Army > Officers > Biography.
United States. Army > Commando troops > Biography.
United States. Army > Commando troops > History.
Special forces (Military science) > United States > History.
Military art and science.
Genre: Electronic books.

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