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Old 21 June 2015, 11:57
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Maxim Article on Jim Capers

Great article on Major Capers and his heroic deeds in some real shitty situations. One of the few Marines that have been inducted into the SOCOM Hall of Honor and I believe he is a member of this board.

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Old 21 June 2015, 13:04
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Great article on Major Capers and his heroic deeds in some real shitty situations. One of the few Marines that have been inducted into the SOCOM Hall of Honor and I believe he is a member of this board.

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Jim Capers is a stud.
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Old 21 June 2015, 17:15
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I read that article to my kids.

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Old 22 June 2015, 20:48
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Truly humbling story of an American legend.
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Good article. Awesome Marine.
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Old 28 June 2018, 22:18
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another one

https://www.stripes.com/news/documen...rs-jr-1.530814

Documentary looks to tell the remarkable story of Marine special operator James Capers Jr.
2 June 2018

Capers’ nine-man Third Force Recon Team — known as Team Broadminded — found itself in the crosshairs of... him in command of his Third Force Recon platoon. He believes he was the Marines’ first black special... retired Marine Maj. Jim Capers’ 22-year military career mostly as an officer in the revered Force Recon
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Hell of a story.
Hell of a career.
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Great history, thanks for sharing.
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Old 1 July 2018, 14:30
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Interesting story but there are some questions about it.

Let me say, right now, that I’ve met Jim Capers and he is an impressive individual.

In 1989 HQMC published a document, FMFRP, called “AARUGHA.” It was a historical look at Marine Corps Reconnaissance. In my opinion it was well researched and documented.

One of the chapters is “Notable Patrols.” The patrol that Capers refers to is one of these patrols. The narrative uses, as references, 3rd Recon Bn Command Chronology, the patrol report from that patrol and an oral history tape made by then Lt. Col. Gary Wilder, CO of 3rd Recon (the 3rd Force Det. was opcon to Recon Bn.) and then Captain Ken Jordan (3rd Force Det. OIC).

The narrative states that Capers was a Lt., not a Staff Sergeant, and that the patrol was led by Captain Jordan, not Capers.

When the initial attempt was made to upgrade Capers’s Bronze Star to the Medal of Honor, I think around 2009, now retired Col. Jordan was asked to sign off on the recommendation. I’m told he did not, saying that it was not accurate and that Capers got what he deserved, a Bronze Star. He also took issue with the number of patrols that Capers claims to have been on, saying it was impossible to participate in that many patrols, especially when Capers didn’t complete a full tour.

I was a patrol leader in 3rd Force ‘67-‘68. Our patrols were scheduled for 5 days. You weren’t always out there that long but I agree with Jordan. As I recall, our most active patrol leaders usually ended with with numbers in the low 30’s.

I attempted to contact Col. Jordan but am told he is suffering from dementia.

So, interesting questions.




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Old 1 July 2018, 14:51
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I’ve read the article again, my mistake! Mod, please remove my post. Read first, then talk/post.
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