There were many, many times more cooks in Vietnam than special forces types; just when I think I've met every special forces member to serve in Vietnam I manage to meet another but I've yet to meet a single cook. Just a little note to let all you phonies in on a little secret: You can't talk for more than 2 minutes (no exaggeration) without giving yourself away no matter how many Tom Clancy novels you've read. I have a little more trouble spotting the phonies from the Vietnam era as that's not my generation but if you're talking 1980 to present day I've no trouble at all spotting you. Most veterans are too polite to say anything as were hesitant to question another man's military service but I'm getting a little tired of it. Military speech is so different from civilian speech it ought to be considered a foreign language but if you're not a native speaker there's no way to learn. There's nothing dishonorable about having not served (well, usually) so I really don't understand why someone would lie, yet I catch people quite often; I seldom say anything. I'd much rather hear someone tell me honest stories about the harrowing moments of his finance unit than a ridiculous, error laden story about what a hardcore killer he is. The older I get the less patience I seem to have w/ B.S. so if you're a phony who lives near K.C. and you're going to insist on living a fantasy I hope you either don't meet me or are prepared to answer some embarrassing questions. By the way, I'm not, nor have I ever been a special forces member.