“U.S. Advisor” the caption on “Upchurch’s chest reads in Mandarin Chinese. “You can’t work for the Chinese unless you were a prisoner of war,” Howard said. “Their oriental mind has to save face, no matter how weird and illogical it sounds to us. This was when I was teaching them the art of modern guerrilla warfare, in return for letting us bring in Mongolian bodyguards for SOG over their air pace. I took on the rank of a master sergeant for this mission. Walter Schumate was with me.” Schumate’s the SF who laid his original green beret on Jack F. Kennedy’s casket as they were lowering it into the ground. Walter’s son would later head Delta Force.


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