Yellow Green Beret: Stories of an Asian-American Stumbling Around U.S. Army Special Forces, Volume 1

Yellow Green Beret: Stories of an Asian-American Stumbling Around U.S. Army Special Forces, Volume 1

Chester Wong


omit slapstick comedy, in terms of U.S. military precise Forces veteran Chester Wong writing his memoir, Yellow eco-friendly Beret: tales of an Asian-American Stumbling round U.S. military precise Forces, it’s extra approximately chopstick humor—and random acts of hilarity. From his days at West element via his time serving as a eco-friendly Beret wrestle commander at the frontlines of Iraq and the Philippines, Wong tells how he scaled the ranks regardless of being more proficient at slicing corners than taking orders. Darkly comedian and brutally sincere, Wong’s tales variety from sting operations on Filipino cellphone thieves to ordering pizzas in the course of designated operations wasteland survival college. And past the humor, his darker tales provide up a no-holds-barred account of what it’s wish to serve at the entrance traces as a unique Forces commander, displaying the unusual mixture of tedium, absurdity, chance and bravado that coloured his 4 excursions and simply what it’s wish to be yellow and struggle for the purple, white, and blue. even if you’re within the military, there’s plenty of event and a complete lot of “who’d have thoughts” and “imagine thats” during this army memoir. With brief tales like “Johnnie Walker Brown,” “Wily Filipino cellular phone Thieves,” and “Sniper institution: Extending the diversity of character Lethality,” Wong pokes enjoyable on the ironies of designated operations wrestle, the idiosyncrasies of army existence, and the absurdities of existence at the frontline; as a rule he heckles his personal harebrained methods. every one vignette is a standalone anecdote; occasionally there’s a lesson, occasionally it’s only for amusing. He reminisces his West aspect and certain Forces education, operating with a number of militaries in Southeast Asia, and serving in Iraq and the Philippines, in addition to normal tidbits of army lifestyles. With a self-deprecating humor kind, he leaves readers rolling with laughter and mirrored image on his designated observations and classes realized from a direction hardly ever taken, that's stable due to the fact this memoir is the 1st in a three-part assortment.

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