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    Default hatchit team leader

    he is team leader on a sf hatchit team
    there job was to go and get you out the fire or recover your bodys for a propler burial
    they would land with a mike force typle unit and try to recover your bodys or add more firepower to the lz where you where held up to help get the wounded and dead out as need

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    Quote Originally Posted by hank2222 View Post
    he is team leader on a sf hatchit team
    there job was to go and get you out the fire or recover your bodys for a propler burial
    they would land with a mike force typle unit and try to recover your bodys or add more firepower to the lz where you where held up to help get the wounded and dead out as need

    ...hatchit??? Team leaders didn't carry those heavy radios...usualy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEFAS View Post
    ...hatchit??? Team leaders didn't carry those heavy radios...usualy!
    I read about at least one that did prefer to carry it himself. But that was on the Recon teams. It was in that 'Secret Commandos' book by Plaster

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    Default repley to about team leader radio carrier

    most times when a hatchit team went to help the team leader was on the radio call in in air stikes and tot fire to help to get you out of that place so it was much easyer for the team leader to carrier the radio
    my team leader carried the radio himself so he had a diecrt link to the outside world to get help as need

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    Quote Originally Posted by hank2222 View Post
    most times when a hatchit team went to help the team leader was on the radio call in in air stikes and tot fire to help to get you out of that place so it was much easyer for the team leader to carrier the radio
    my team leader carried the radio himself so he had a diecrt link to the outside world to get help as need
    Were you on a hatchit team? FFS, use spell check or something...

    Who the hell are you talking about anyway?

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    have there been any FFL pictures yet?

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    cool photos, guys.

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    Default hatchit teams

    hatchit team were formed to dureing the war to help get the recon teams
    out of touble when shtf win a misson goes wrong they had 5-to-6-green beret team members as team leaders and rest were made up of local forces that were loyal to the vietnam gov
    i came in the army right after the vietnam war so most of my team leaders were the old school typles that had been in vietnam recon teams
    so they up to stuff on old school typle recon tech

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smersh View Post
    have there been any FFL pictures yet?
    I wish we could get some older FFL in Nam pics also! I had a couple and will see if I could find 'em tomorrow!

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    There is a good book which goes into the studies observation group and hatchet forces in vietnam,it goes into some detail but is an easy read.
    it also covers other covert cia/soe ETC missions around the world from afterww2. "fighting Dirty" by peter harclerode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hank2222 View Post
    he is team leader on a sf hatchit team
    there job was to go and get you out the fire or recover your bodys for a propler burial
    they would land with a mike force typle unit and try to recover your bodys or add more firepower to the lz where you where held up to help get the wounded and dead out as need
    Weren´t Bright Light teams RT´s on week-long ***** alert used for rescue and recovery missions?
    I thaught the ´hatchet´forces were usually platoons and companies that attacked bigger targets (basecamps etc...) as well as operations of a long duration (such as Op Tailwind and major roadblocks).

    You are mixing two different things.

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    Default they did both typles of mission

    they did both typles of missions they were assign to the sog groups and they did diff typles of missions some were to get the sf base camps out of trouble and others times to go and cause hell in the bad guy backyard
    i came into the army in 1974 so most of the people that i worked with vietman era military
    in my unit we did alot of ambushs and counter ambushs drills with long partol walks for fun with heavy packs my team leader was a lrp in vietnam
    so we did a lot of partoling and lrp typle partols with a lot diff typle drills that he would throw into the mix for fun

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    Special Forces / Green Berets





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