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By Barry L. Goodson

The Marines’ mixed motion Platoon program—CAP—was some of the most leading edge methods to pacification utilized in Vietnam. From adventure in different civil wars in Haiti, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic, the Marine Corps believed that firepower by myself wouldn't subdue the enemy, that the folk needed to be gained over. which include a volunteer rifle squad, a military scientific corpsman and a in the neighborhood recruited platoon of well known Forces (PF), the CAP lived one of the villagers 24 hours an afternoon for the specific goal of shielding and aiding them to outlive the hazards in their enemies. in addition they have been to assist them enhance their well-being and their day-by-day lives.

Unlike different forces in Vietnam, the CAP forces didn't arrive via helicopter within the morning and depart at evening. the single time a CAP marine left the jungle was once while he used to be rotating domestic, wounded or killed. They grew to become a part of village lifestyles and aided the neighborhood citizens in lots of methods. The marines grew to become conversant in the neighborhood terrain, may usher in heavy hearth energy whilst valuable, instilled self-discipline and self belief within the PF forces, and gained the loyalty of many Vietnamese villagers.

This booklet tells the tale of Goodson's own reports as a CAP Marine within the jungles of Vietnam.

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