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By Barry L. Goodson

The Marines’ mixed motion Platoon program—CAP—was the most leading edge ways to pacification utilized in Vietnam. From event in different civil wars in Haiti, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic, the Marine Corps believed that firepower by myself wouldn't subdue the enemy, that the folks needed to be gained over. along with a volunteer rifle squad, a army clinical corpsman and a in the community recruited platoon of well known Forces (PF), the CAP lived one of the villagers 24 hours an afternoon for the explicit function of shielding and assisting them to outlive the hazards in their enemies. in addition they have been to aid them increase their future health and their day-by-day lives.

Unlike different forces in Vietnam, the CAP forces didn't arrive via helicopter within the morning and go away at evening. the single time a CAP marine left the jungle was once while he used to be rotating domestic, wounded or killed. They grew to become a part of village existence and aided the neighborhood citizens in lots of methods. The marines turned accustomed to the neighborhood terrain, may well herald heavy hearth strength whilst worthwhile, instilled self-discipline and self belief within the PF forces, and received the loyalty of many Vietnamese villagers.

This ebook tells the tale of Goodson's own reviews as a CAP Marine within the jungles of Vietnam.

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