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Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson -- September 21
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SEPTEMBER 21 1961 – De Oppresso Liber. ...5TH Special Forces, later called the Green Berets, began serving. JFK personally visited the Special Warfare Center at Ft. Bragg oF review the program and authorized the Special Forces to wear the headgear that became their symbol, the Green Beret. 3 ½ years later the total forward deployment of the group, according to groups.sfahq.com, was completed to South Vietnam. The 5th Special Forces, who was activated April 15, 1960, though one of the smallest units engaged in Vietnam, contain some of the most highly decorated soldiers in U.S. history. The 5th SFG trained indigenous tribes, known as Civilian Irregular Defense Group, or CIDG, for combat. Since Vietnam, the 5S FG has ben engaged in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and these days are spread out training in 14 countries throughout Southwest Asia and Africa. CENTCOM Commander Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf have called these Green Berets “the eyes and ears on the ground.” Although young in years of existence, from its operational base at NHA Trang, the Group deployed throughout the four military regions of South Vietnam. Its operational detachments established and manned camps at 270 different locations which trained and led indigenous forces of the civilian irregular defense groups, as well as regular units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam. Despite being one of the smallest units engaged in the Vietnam conflict, the 4th special forces Group colors fly twenty campaign Screamers, and its soldiers are among the most highly decorated in the history of our nation. 1961 – We lost a great American. If I weren’t for Earle Dickson ...from Highland Park, NJ, I probably would’ve bled to death a thousand times over. He was a cotton buyer at Johnson & Johnson. His wife Josephine was klutzy lime me, and accident prone. She mistakenly cut herself cooking and doing other house chores, and when Dickson would bandage her wound he found the gauze stuck to a wound with tape did not stay on her active fingers. In 1920, according to Wiki, he placed squares of gauze in intervals on a roll of tape, held in place with crinoline. Then showed it to his boss, James Wood Johnson, who liked this new, shall we call it, Band Aid and put it into production. After inventing the Bandaid, Dickson was promoted to VP of Johnson and Johnson. 1780 – Benedict Arnold