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Friday, December 09, 2005

The Titular Green Beret

Has passed on. LTG (R) William P. Yarborough , a legend in the Airborne Community, was Commander/Commandant at the "John Wayne School for Boys" a/k/a the US Army Special Warfare Center/School for Special Warfare at Fort Bragg NC, where these special warriors became "Green Berets" thanks to a visit from President Kennedy. Forgive me for the John Wayne remark; I just finished re-re-re-re-reading W.E.B. Griffin's Brotherhood of War series of paperbacks, which includes a fictionalized account of the founding of the "snake-eaters" by a "BGEN Paul T. Hanrahan." General Yarborough's life was just as (if not more) fascinating as his fictional counterpart.

Rest in Peace, General.

And as for the books: Brain Jell-o. I can slurp through one in a night or two. Not very filling, but the taste keeps coming back for more.

h/t to Blackfive


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