Strap Hanger: Memoirs of a Special Forces Soldier by Donald E Valentine approximately 650 pages Amazon Kindle book at $5.99. covers the author's service from basic combat training and service in various paratroop infantry rifle companies and Special Forces (Green Beret) units to include combat and through training and duty with military intelligence. Email the author.


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About the Author

About the book

Strap Hanger A Memoir of a Special Forces Soldier, is Don Valentine's the memoir. It covers the twenty-one years Don spent in the US Army, including six years in Airborne infantry rifle companies, ten years in special forces and five years in military intelligence. In it he covers four combat tours, three in Vietnam and one in Laos and stretches from the old "brown boot" Army to the new all volunteer Army. The story is told in the manner you would hear it if you were sitting with the author having a cup of coffee or a cold beer and chatting about the "good" old days.

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This work covers the following assignments:

Basic Combat Training | E Co. 325th AIR, 82d Airborne Division | K Co. 511th AIR, 11th Airborne Division | B Co. 505th AIR, 82d Airborne Division | E Company, 325th, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., October 1960 | Training Co., 7th Special Forces Group Ft. Bragg, NC | A Company, 5th Special Forces Group [Sept - Dec 1961] | 1st Special Forces Group, Okinawa | B Co. 5th Special Forces Group, Ft. Bragg, NC | A Co. 3rd Special Forces Group, Ft. Bragg, NC | D Co., 1st Special Forces Group, Ft. Bragg, NC | 46th Special Forces Company [Augmented] 1967 Thailand | 1st Special Forces Group, Okinawa | Super Spook Training, Ft. Holabird, MD | The Bird Cage, Ft. Belvoir, VA | 525th Military Intelligence Group, Vietnam | Counterintelligence Special Agent Course Ft. Huachuca, AZ | Defense Against Methods of Entry Course Ft. Huachuca, AZ | 801st MI Det., 5th SFG [Abn], Ft Bragg, NC June 1971-Dec 1973 | Defense Language Institute Monterey, CA | 500th Military Intelligence Group Camp Zama, Japan | Retirement 1 March 1976 Ft. Bragg, NC

Readers Comments

"I just got through reading all of your army experiences and enjoyed it very much., Clarence J."

"Don I enjoyed reading about your adventures and about those early Army days! I was reading the parts about "Super Spook!" lol And I was thinking to myself, Hum? " I think I've met some people like them!" I like your particular writing style. " Dave H.

"I was researching Ft Holabird when I came across part of your memoirs. Great ass is supposed to be house-husbanding & taking care of the dogs & cats while my wife is attending nursing classes...well I guess spending the afternoon reading your memoirs are worth an ass-chewing.", Daniel M.

"Ran across a couple of your chapters years ago, but for some reason never found your website until this week. Love it, you really capture the esprit de corps serving in SF was all about.", H.C.S.

"My wifeís in Reno visiting her mother. Iím supposed to be working on an exam for the State. Instead, Iím too caught up in your story. Thanks for all that you did." Jim. F.

"Top; I just finished reading your story and I had to tell you that I think that you are a very good writer. Your style of writing kept me attentive from the first paragraph.", Bob W.

"Kudos to you for Strap Hanger, and for saying it in common language of the common soldier. I called my style a barrack philosopher style, but never equaled your style of common language in a clear and concise manner. Enjoyed your writing. Congratulations on a job well done.", Ron A.



About the Author

Don Valentine is a twenty-one year Army veteran who served in combat with Special Forces and other highly specialized Army units. His writings can also be found in the Amazon Kindle Tales From the Teamhouse Series  Tales from the Teamhouse Vol I and Tales from the Teamhouse Vol II.

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