The Resource Spare not the brave : the Special Activities Group in Korea, Richard L. Kiper

Spare not the brave : the Special Activities Group in Korea, Richard L. Kiper

Label
Spare not the brave : the Special Activities Group in Korea
Title
Spare not the brave
Title remainder
the Special Activities Group in Korea
Statement of responsibility
Richard L. Kiper
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Special Activities Group (SAG) and its subordinate companies have received little attention from historians, despite being an elite combat unit and participating in highly classified and dangerous missions in Korea. Rarely receiving more attention than a footnote, their story usually begins and ends on the night of September 12, 1950, with an amphibious raid near Kunsan. Until their inactivation on March 31, 1951, SAG simply disappears from most Korean War histories. Spare Not the Brave corrects this omission. Spare Not the Brave tells the story of the extraordinary missions carried out by this group of extraordinary soldiers. Recruited primarily from the Far East Command headquarters, these men received six weeks of training and then were thrust into combat in Korea. Boarding rubber boats in the Yellow Sea and paddling to shore far behind enemy lines, they conducted a diversionary landing near Kunsan, then landed at Inchon, and sailed to the Wonsan area of North Korea. There, SAG was augmented with a battalion of South Korean soldiers. Together they conducted counter-guerrilla operations until overwhelming Chinese intervention forced all Allied units to withdraw from the North. Those critical missions continued into the difficult fighting of early 1951. Much of this volume is based upon the words of the participants themselves. Using previously obscure primary sources, oral histories, and official records, author Richard L. Kiper tells this unit's riveting tale. Wherever possible, first-person accounts have been verified and supplemented with official reports, maps, and documents. Drawing on his twenty-six years of infantry and special forces experience, Kiper brings critical analysis and insight to this previously untold story. Spare Not the Brave fills a gap in the historiography of the Korean War and adds a valuable chapter to the history of U.S. Army special operations
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Cataloging source
P@U
Dewey number
951.904/28
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS919
LC item number
.K57 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Spare not the brave : the Special Activities Group in Korea, Richard L. Kiper
Publication
Note
Originally published 2011 under title: Army raiders
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-319) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Land of the morning calm -- War -- Deception at Kunsan : scOPLAN/sc 100-A -- Kunsan -- Kimpo Peninsula -- North Korea -- From the North -- Back to the South -- Chang-to -- Another mission -- Decisions -- The rest of the story -- Appendix A: Three were dead -- Appendix B: Organization charts
Control code
ocn888316145
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612778570
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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ba9a440a-bd40-4dc7-a700-0b62c7a6b5b0
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.b33590369
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)888316145
  • pebcs1612778569

Library Locations

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