Secret War in Laos: Green Berets, CIA, and the Hmong

Narrated by: Andrew Rowe
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
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The tale of a young Green Beret medic, Vietnam combat veteran with the top secret Studies and Observations Group (SOG) who was recruited by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Schofield worked five and a half years providing medical support for the Hmong and other Hill Tribes who fought the CIA’s secret war in Northern Laos, and was among the last Americans to leave SE Asia in May 1975.

It was a surreal time and place that would be impossible to even imagine today.

“Schofiled’s book reflects a genuine love for the Hmong and their culture, as well as a vast knowledge of their efforts during our ‘secret war’ in Laos in the 1960s and 1970s. Read and learn some actual facts; not overblown rhetoric from another barstool hero.” (Stephen R. Leopold, colonel, SF, USA, ret.)

“Schofield’s book will be a welcome, informative addition to recent books released on the early days of Green Beret history in Southeast Asia. De Oppresso Liber." (John Stryker Meyer, author of SOG Chronicles, Across the Fence, and On the Ground)

©2019 Steven Schofield (P)2020 Steven Schofield

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Excellent

It needs a cover yes but an SF Medic has stories to tell, no? Firefights, injuries in combat, hijinks in off hours, it’s a funny, horrifying, medically sound thrill ride for 90% of it. Only cons for me was that some of the fights seemed boastful (he never loses, I get it’s his memoir). In my memoir I never lost a fight either! On the whole though, excellent book go get it.

1000+ library, 90% military thriller or mil SF

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It’s no Secret

It is no secret now and is truly a eye opening of what many special forces personal experienced. Of a man who stayed behind trying to help the people in south east Asia ...fighting the NV and giving his medical assistance to the people who believed the USA would never abandon them...
Truly a great book and always kept me interested!

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By far the worst.

Dry and dragged out. Has almost no combat missions in the book. Instead brags about not having any self control and bar fighting every chance he could. Terrible. Not even worth reading for free.