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Subject: Sucessful Commandos & Specials Op's Missions List.
The Lizard King    8/24/2006 1:13:27 PM
I know many are still classified, but for the sake of discussion, "Operation Yonatan" would be on my list.
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mough    RE:Sucessful Commandos & Specials Op's Missions List.   8/24/2006 7:21:24 PM
Operation Barras and operation winter hunt
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Yimmy    RE:Sucessful Commandos & Specials Op's Missions List.   8/24/2006 7:23:22 PM
I'm so tempted to just make up some codenames....
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longrifle    RE:Sucessful Commandos & Specials Op's Missions List.   8/25/2006 12:47:52 AM
Gideon's raid on the Midianites. Robert Roger's raid on St. Francis. Getting back to friendly territory turned into a bit of a nightmare on that one though. John S. Mosby snatching Union General Edwin H. Stoughton out of bed. Legend says that Mosby raised the general's nightshirt and smacked his ass to announce himself. The German glider assault on Ft. Eben Emael. The German raid to free Mussolini. The Raid on Cabanatuan to free POWs. Not a "special op" in the usual sense of the word, but Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hath's mission to kill an NVA General is as good an example of fortitude, skill, and daring as you're apt to find.
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longrifle    RE:Sucessful Commandos & Specials Op's Missions List.   8/25/2006 12:56:58 AM
My last example should read "Hath's" not "Hath's." We need an edit feature on this board!
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longrifle    RE:Sucessful Commandos & Specials Op's Missions List.   8/25/2006 12:59:55 AM
What's going on? I'm sure I typed it right the second time. Are the computer gremlins eating syllables? Anyway, you know his name.
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gf0012-aust       8/25/2006 11:08:00 PM
"Anyway, you know his name."
you're a victim of the porno filter. Try phonetic eg "Hathcoque"
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EW3       8/25/2006 11:30:20 PM

One of the original unconventional warfare units, the Green Mountain Boys capture of Fort Ticondaroga.

Add in their parent unit, Roger's Rangers of the French and Indian War.




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AlbanyRifles    Grierson's Raid   9/18/2006 3:45:46 PM
Colonel Benjamin Grierson, an antebellum music teacher, took his brigade of 1,700 Union cavalry troopers on a 600 hundred mile raid through eastern Mississippi to divert attention away from US Grant's moves against Vicksburg.  If this sound s like something that you saw on TBS or AMC recently it's because John Ford based his movie The Horse Soldiers on Grierson's Raid
(Side note:  I hated in the movie the way everyone was afraid of Andersonville.  Pretty interesting since Andersonville (more correctly, Camp Sumter) would not open for about six months after the events of the raid took place.)
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GOP       9/19/2006 12:47:13 AM
Not really an 'Operation', but Preperation H would be on my list ( yes, I got this from Austin Powers Goldmember).
...this is now my new mascot
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