Was an honorary Green Beret. Visited U.S. Army Special Forces in Vietnam without fanfare. Registered nurse Lt. Colonel helped out when things got bad in Special Forces ACamps. Affectionately known by Green Berets as 34Colonel Maggie.34
From January 2016 in accordance with current US Federal Government policy on the employment of women in the US military service in the US Armys Special Forces aka Green Berets is open to both male and female volunteers Pellerin 2015.
First female set to qualify as an Army Green Beret. Hot Air by Andrew Malcolm Original Article. Posted By SurferLad 2/27/2020 125234 PM The U.S. military is about to experience another first Barring injury in the next few weeks an enlisted soldier is about to become the first female Green Beret in Army history.
The Green Berets were some of the first troops to go into Vietnam as advisors to the South Vietnamese who were fighting a counterinsurgency campaign against the Viet Cong. The Viet Cong and many other insurgent troops have used local females as fighters transporters and for intelligence gathering.
In 1969 she married a Green Beret captain who proposed to her in a helicopter. A paratrooper wounded three times during his 18 months in Vietnam he committed suicide 11 months after their wedding. In 1985 she appeared in the movie Cease Fire 1985 with Don Johnson which detailed the trauma faced by Vietnam veterans.
Maggie During the Vietnam War she was made an honorary Green Beret because she visited United States Army Special Forces in Vietnam and she helped out when things got bad in Special Forces ACamps. Becauseof those actions she came to be known affectionately by the Green Berets as 34Colonel Maggie.34
As a result of her extraordinary efforts President Lyndon Johnson awarded her a green beret and the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel in the Special Forces. Raye took to wearing a uniform and beret everywhere she went on subsequent tours of Vietnam and was fondly known to the troops ever after as 34Colonel Maggie.34