Showdown at Chau Doc

Mackey, Robert
March 2008
Military History;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p19
The article features Staff Sergeant Drew Dix, the first U.S. Army Special Forces noncommissioned officer to receive the Medal of Honor. He was sent to South Vietnam as an adviser to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). Dix led a provincial reconnaissance unit. Provincial Reconnaissance Units (PRU) were a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) creation, combining elite strike capabilities with aggressive intelligence collection. Their mission was to capture VC leaders and thus cripple the insurgency.


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