Coffee or Die has interviewed members of the Army’s special missions unit and explored the history of special operations. Thomas Patrick Payne is the latest member of the unit to receive the Medal of Honor for helping to rescue over 70 hostages in 2015 while in Iraq. Jamey Caldwell then discusses his time as an operator while chasing Usama Bin Laden across Afghanistan. This article also delves into some of the most influential US operators, including Col. Charles Beckwith, Sgt. Maj. Mike Vining, Maj. Thomas Greer, and Sgt. Maj. Dennis Wolfe.