Prairie Fire is a quick-paced,
high action story about two U. S. Army Green Beret Recon Teams
sent on secret missions along the Ho Chi Minh Trail during the
Vietnam War. Safe return was always doubtful. MACV-SOG Recon Teams
(RTs) were comprised of two American Green Beret NCOs: a one-zero
who acted as the team leader and a one-one, the radio operator.
In addition, there were four indigenous people rounding out the
team. The „indigs“ came from several backgrounds: Laotian, Chinese,
Montagnard, and Cambodian, to name a few. RTs were sent on missions
to recon AOs that MACV thought were likely areas for NVA infiltration
and troop build up. By monitoring trails and roads, RTs could
gather valuable intel on enemy movement and troop strength. MACV
liked to keep tabs on the NVA so they could alert infantry units
as to probable points of entry into South Vietnam. The Air Force
also used the intel to direct B-52 strikes on suspected enemy
sanctuaries. Recon Teams were then inserted on BDAs (Bomb Damage
Assessments) following the Arc-Light strikes. In some cases RTs
were utilized for prisoner snatches and even assassinations. Many
of the clandestine missions took place „across the fence“ in Laos
which was code-named „Prairie Fire“. Prairie Fire was the first
of its kind to be published, that is, a novel based on Special
Forces‘ top secret Special Operations during Vietnam. Now revised
and re-edited by the author, Prairie Fire still stands the test
Comb bound, 265 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches with a color cover.
here for an excerpt
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