TITLE

Showdown at Chau Doc

AUTHOR(S)
Mackey, Robert
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Military History;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
28832244

 

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