On pay day Nov. 1, 1969, Green Beret Gunther Wald could not play in his favorite pay-day pot-limit poker game because he was preparing to launch with his team into Laos for a top secret mission as the team leader of Reconnaissance Team (RT) Maryland, based at Da Nang, Command and Control North (CCN) base for another mission during the eight-year secret war fought during Vietnam War.
As we walked through the white sand at CCN from the Mess Hall, the then-staff sergeant told me that he couldn’t play poker, but taunted me to be sure to win a lot money so he could win it from me when he returned from this mission.
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Thank you John Meyer . May more of our families receive closure like this. I have been trying to locate the remains of two who were killed in 1965, not in action, they were captive and refuse to bow to the NVA and VC. Maybe one day before too much longer they too shall be home. Again thank you!
@John Meyer Brother, I have read two of your books, only know of two! You guys were the Very Best and it is important that you leave an Historical account of your activities for future generations. There were few like you, Godspeed R6
Dennis, Thank you for the kind words. Hope all is well in Bridgeton.
Tilt, Each time I think I've read your best, you come up with something that is even better. Thanks for writing this one about Wald, Brown and Shue. It's also good to see a photo of The Frenchman posted with this story. And kudos to SOFREP for helping to keep the history alive.