Ah What Was The Name Of It!!!?

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Langley
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Ah What Was The Name Of It!!!?

I remember reading in a book, non-fiction by the way, about a special forces group. It was called like Blue Light, Blue something like that. Anyway, it was made back in the 60's I think because of Vietnam, but fell through quickly, sorta fell off the map. Can't find it on any google searches, and the book is too thick to be going through again. Any help? DO YOU KNOW OF THIS GROUP?

I cannot fathom that the Lord has blessed us with logic and rationality and have us forgo their use.

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I have a list of over 100 special forces, nothing with blue in it. Do you have the name of the book?

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Blue suede shoes whitesox rally elite team?

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The name of the book was Special Forces, I think by uh Tom Clancey and John Gresham

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according ot my dad who has read them all he says one was called Blue Light

who also im told was a real SF or pre-delta

"Game over man." Pvt. Hudson. SAS 22nd E.V.R.

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that rings a few bells here too Shield.

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I found this

"Part of the 5th Special Forces Group that existed into the early 1980s. According to Col. Charles Beckwith's memoirs, this counter-terrorist group was formed by U.S. Army Special Forces leadership who disagreed with or felt politically threatened by Beckwith's Delta Force. The unit was supposedly disbanded when Delta went operational; rumored to still exist under same name or covert black ops name."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Light

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Hmmm

Sounds a little to secretitive to be in the few books I have around dealing with vietnam. (Mostly unit armpatchs/badges/DI's).

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Actually, what's interesting is that the Army does not even consider Delta Force to exist. But the actual name (If there is one :laugh: ) is something like SFOD. These are the guys you see wearing black helmets in the movie Black Hawk Down. The Rangers wore regular Kevlar Helmets (I think). Real elite, forgot that they came from Blue Light though.

To bad they can't claim being the first either, the OSS (If OSS is wrong, please correct me). They were formed back during WWII in order to hit behind enemy lines and damage key points such as flack guns and other movement inhibiting installations. Their tactics often wound up in multiple casualties, but hey, they got the job done.

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Dont forget......

The SAS (Special Air Service) were formed in 1941, by David Stirling, at the time an active member of number 8 commando (5000 men, ten companies total). But he was a firm believer that instead of sending 200 men on a 'hit' you could work more efficiently with 5 (later 4). So the SAS was born, orginally called 'L Detachment SAS' they're main area of operation was the western deserts of Africa. The SAS was officially disbanded in 1945. In 1950 they realised, Stirling was right, and the SAS was reborn.

Why the Special Air service? well thats obvious isnt it, they were an airborne unit.

WRONG

It was decided by Stirling to name the regiment so forth, because they actually never intended to be airborne, they were a land based unit!!
Therefore ultimatly confusing all the intel flowing back to the fuhrer. GENIUS

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THOUGHT!!! (Rare occurence)...The OSS was formed at about the same time as them then. Maybe some sort of connection, hmmmm. Maybe the history of special forces in both Europe and the US started with them.

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wasnt the SAS not Special Air Service at the start but Special Action Service and then changed later on

"Game over man." Pvt. Hudson. SAS 22nd E.V.R.

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The OSS was formed June 1942; If MOH was to be belived their motto was "Everything and Anything" or was it versa visa? To qoute a confused "Coninstration Camp Airheart" from a old Movie. They where like a the CIA's daddy.

The SAS was formed in 1941 to conduct raids behind German lines in North Africa, with the Long Range Desert Group; Wikipedia lists them as active since July 1st, 1947. I presume when they where reborn, give or take the accuacy of a publicly editable encicopedia.

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"give or take the accuacy of a publicly editable encicopedia."

Hahaha how true is that?

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Good point, we only know what they tell us :ohwell:

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No Shield, never heard that one Smile

How could they be active since 1947?? by my recollection of historical events, the war ended 2 years previous to that.

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Beats me, since they where disbanned then reformed after the war it could've been the date they became activie again. Your one of our biggest SAS buffs so you maybe can correc them ^_^.

Wikipedia I find is great for infomation, but since ANY ONE can edit it, to add or correct, or clean up pages there is no 100% accuacy garintee'd. So any thing you find there, ya might want to check 2-3 other sources if its relly important.

Again, as my High School says always get multiple sources for your information and double check it all.

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my info is accurate and correct, see above.

My Source, Ken Conner had 23 years active service within 22 SAS; between 1963 and 1986. He was a major player in setting up the CRW team, he was also a senior instructor and also trained many foreign agencys including the FBI at Quantico. And to this day is the longest ever serving member of 22 SAS.

Buff, nah not me :laugh:

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Confusion in a name....SEAL VI was created to confuse terrorists.
If the existence of the team ever surfaced then the enemy would think there were actually SIX SEAL Teams when, in fact, there were only two operational SEAL Teams. Team ONE on the West Coast and TWO on the East Coast. Since SIX was operating out of the East, it was assigned an even number.

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