Sgt. John E. Nesbitt recounts a covert operation during his service in the Vietnam War. As part of an elite team that included Australian Special Forces, he was tasked with infiltrating a communications command post in an area north of Hai Phong.
- Nesbitt’s operation was part of his service in the MAC-V RECONDO School from 1966-1968, and his role as an advisor in Detachment A-401 DON PHUC, Mekong Delta.
- The operation involved a water infiltration mission with Msg. Cowan of the Australian Special Forces to infiltrate a communication command post.
- The team moved stealthily, following a local guide (the asset) to the target area and then into the command post itself.
- The team executed those inside the post with silenced weapons, demonstrating their covert operating skills.
- Following the mission, the team made their exit and waited in hiding until extraction via helicopter at first light.