Acknowledgements

With the writing of this book I extend my legacy to my three amazing children:

Ms. Cynthia Gail Boutelle

Ms. Regan Christine Hand

His Excellency Mr. George Edward Hand V



To others from whom I have drawn great inspiration and admire with fervent adoration:

SMU’s CSM Patrick Kawika Ojerio “Falcon” Savidge

SMU’s SMG Patrick Arther “Mac” McNamara


MACV SOG MSG John Stryker “Tilt” Meyer​

CW4 Night Stalker Gregory “Gravy” Coker


SMU’s CSM Alfred Greg “Ironhead” Birch

SMU’s Maj. Thomas “Dalton Fury” Greer

SMU’s MSG Gaetano “Guido” Cutino

SMU’s MSG William “Chief” Carlson

SMU’s SGM Collin “Chainsaw” Rich

SMU’s MSG Charles Dexter Chase

SMU’s MSG Samuel Booth Foster

SMU’s MSG Matthew L. Rierson

SMU’s SFC Gabriel Snowden

SMU’s MSG Robert Horrigan

SMU’s CSM Sam Joseph



My SOFREP Brothers and Sisters

Mr. Matthew “Skallywag” Phinney

Mr. Alexander “A-Blast” Hollings

Ms. Mickey “Mic-Mac” Mitchel

Ms. Amanda “Mander” Howton

Mr. Ryan “Ryan B (01a) B.

Mr. Stavros Atlamazoglou

Ms. Suzanne Dixon Smith

Mr. Ellis “Arizona” T.

Ms. Susan Hannigan

Mr. Andres Ulbricht

Mr. Jerry Sullivan

Mr. Mason Flake

Mr. Henry Smith

Mr. Alan Turner

Mr. Skipper M.

Ms. Joie Black

Ms. Lauren T.

Mr. Keith W.

Ms. Irene B.

Ms. Loula S.