November 29, 2012

Old School Rangers Train for War in the Pacific Theater

A SOFREP reader just recently brought this declassified training footage to my attention! -Jack


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is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he graduated from Columbia with a BA in political science. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, Direct Action, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.

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  • Frosty

    That old dude teaching them knife fighting put all the young bucks to shame. Freaking ripped and probably twenty years their senior.

  • LauraKinCA

    @ajgamble    One of my favorite authors included a big segment about Carlson's Raiders in one of his military fiction series. Fascinating stuff. He also has a couple of series about the OSS - can't get enough of it.

  • ajgamble

    @Danne_SWE That's a pretty good bloodline to have. Thanks for hte info, old OSS/SF/CIA stuff is one of my many geeky interests and I've run across a number of European immigrants that were some of the first dudes in those high-speed units. I have to go back and see which book that was in, but it was def related to Carlson's Raiders, the Col. that brought "gung-ho" into vogue and developed the Corps' fireteam structure.

  • IS1FiveO

    @shagstar  @LauraKinCA  Yep but If the instructor in the black tank top had an eye patch AND a peg leg, he'd still be a B.A.M.F!


    I was lucky enough to be subscribed to the youtube channel that released these. It was like one per week. Pretty cool stuff from WW2. Not the grainy B/W stuff.