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Pushing for a 'true' pro-troop TV series like we had years ago.
About small Marine teams heavy in kindness, friendship and combat.

The main storyline will center around the 'true' daily life of...

Pushing for a 'true' pro-troop TV series like we had years ago.
About small Marine teams heavy in kindness, friendship and combat.

The main storyline will center around the 'true' daily life of an U.S Navy Corpsman living and serving (24/...) in peasant-farming village. And how he balances and cares for the health needs of 4 to 12 U.S, Marines under heavy combat conditions, and over a thousand peasants.

The LIFE cover speaks volumes. https://www.causes.com/actions/1771941-pledge-to-support-a-realistic-pro-troop-television-series

It is time for a realistic, pro-troop television series

http://www.capveterans.com/american_patriotism/id2...
The series would be about a unit that was (is) successful in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Small teams of Americans living and serving (24/7) in peasant villages.

The U.S. Marine Corps' Combined Action Program (CAP)

The unit had a nickname of "The Peace Corps Volunteers with Rifles"

Please read the articles at the attached links and learn about this unit.

Marines in Afghanistan take 'The Village' to heart http://www.capveterans.com/cap_marines/id67.html

Marine CAP Units Offered Friendship And Security (in Vietnam). http://www.capveterans.com/cap_marines/id30.html

Unknown War in Vietnam http://www.capveterans.com/unknown_war/

LIFE Magazine did a great story on the unit. TO KEEP A VILLAGE FREE http://home.earthlink.net/~life_magazine_67/

Years ago, I came close to succeeding in getting this project off the ground: http://www.americans-working-together.com/jack_cu...

You can read some of my experiences serving in this unit: http://www.capveterans.com/

I lived in one village for 5 months. We left the village due to President Nixon's troop pullout. Seven months, after Americans left my village, the terrorists punished it: http://www.capveterans.com/the_duc_duc_resettleme...

CAP in Vietnam

This special Civil Action/ Anti-Terrorist unit was one of the most unique fighting contingents in America's history. Small teams of four to fourteen Marines and Navy Corpsmen lived and served '24/7' in farming villages of sometimes thousands of peasants. Although, the Combined Action Program (CAP) was part of the Marines, it worked very closely with the Republic of Vietnam and received that Country's highest unit awards for both "Gallantry and Civil Actions." Prior to the American CAP teams taking over, many of these villages were once under Communist physical and political control. For unknown reasons, few Americans back in the United States ever heard from our News Media that the Communists were known and feared for their heartless tactics. But they were! Terror and death were regular tools they used from their arsenals for controlling their own people. On the other hand, the Americans of the Combined Action Program were known by the poorest of the Vietnamese poor for their kindness, friendship, help and protection. In order to be accepted as a volunteer, an American had to have some extraordinary qualities. Qualities that would make the (mostly teenage) Americans winners dealing with all cultures, societies and nationalities. CAP performed many of the same Civil Action tasks around the villages that Peace Corps members would have achieved if they were assigned. The unit daily earned its nickname "The Peace Corps Volunteers with Rifles" The American s' duties included everything from medical treatment to security for the villagers. Oftentimes the Marines and Corpsmen provided extra assistance -- building bridges, schoolhouses, wells, homes, irrigation ditches, delivering babies, breeding pigs, etc. Well beyond what was called for in their duty rosters. CAP supported the peasants, so much around their villages that many of the Vietnamese families adopted the young Americans. They became anti-terrorist specialists because of their kindness to the people. Our Navy Corpsmen treated 300 to 500 peasants a month in each of the villages. These medical services, coordinated by our Navy Corpsmen, were called "MedCaps." These "MedCaps" were a major part of the success of the Combined Action Program. To this day, Vietnamese village peasants still remember the names of the American Cap Veterans, who served so proudly and faithfully in their villages. Because the peasants loved and trusted the young Americans, the Communist revolutionaries despised them that much more! The terrorists were constantly thwarted by CAP Teams in their hideous campaigns to intimidate the

peasants.

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