From Berlin to Vietnam, a Green Beret on combat and espionage during the Cold War

Connecting Vets author Jack Murphy published this article about Bob Charest as a follow-up to the podcast.

For decades a clandestine Special Forces unit existed in Berlin prepared to launch unconventional warfare and sabotage operations in the event that the Soviet Union invaded. Special Forces Detachment A existed under a cloak of secrecy, their members wearing civilian clothes with relaxed grooming standards. They wore German clothes, they spoke the language, and lived off of the local economy.

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