Maj. Eleazar "Lee,"
here a lieutenant colonel, commanded two
different "C" detachments of Special
Forces soldiers during his one-year tour in Vietnam. The
pictures were taken during a harrowing patrol
that ended up being held as a model of Special
Forces conduct under fire, so it is written in
"West to Cambodia," by S.L.A. Marshall,
"Green Berets at War," by Shelby
Stanton, and "Inside the Green Berets,"
by Charles M Simpson.
Lee is pictured in two
of the books and the picture at right -- with him
on the right -- is on the dust jacket of the
He was awarded a Silver Star, a Bronze Star
with "V" device and a Purple Heart
while serving in Vietnam.