It was with great nostalgia that I reread one of George Hand’s older posts about going through survival training in the SFQC. Geo is universally loved by us, here, and we’re proud to call him a friend. BTW, be sure to check out Geo’s upcoming book Brothers of the Cloth, which is bound to be entertaining.

His “bunny baseball” story also brought back memories of Camp Mackall involving Colonel Nick Rowe.

A Special Forces Legend

Colonel Nick Rowe was a Special Forces legend. He was one of the very few men in Vietnam who successfully escaped from a POW camp — and doing so while taken to be executed. 

Rowe used his experiences, lessons learned, and knowledge of being a POW into creating the SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) course at Camp Mackall. All Special Forces personnel must go through the SERE course as part of the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC).