When I was in Berlin these guys were out of Roosevelt Barracks,, always doing some type of clandestine training or mission..
I recall one of the nicknames used was "long hair detachment" or something like that since they blended into the German population...
But of course they "weren't there"...
lol... Thanks Leigh.
Reading about them it seems they were pretty "flexible" in the regulation department.
I really liked reading about them and this section made me laugh... “Wait a minute, Kunert? You were not even in the American Army in 1944!”
Here is the section from Det A article:
“It is the anniversary of the D-day landing,” the Sergeant Major told the Green Berets. “Who here participated in D-Day and would like to go to the reunion in France?”
A surprising number of men in the hallway had served in Special Forces units in Vietnam such as MACV-SOG and Project Sigma, but a handful of men there that day had in fact participated in D-Day. There were some Johns, Dicks, or Harrys, that raised their hands. The Sergeant Major doing roll call then got to the last soldier raising his hand and began to write down the name Gerhard Kunert. His pencil suddenly stopped scrawling across the clipboard.
“Wait a minute, Kunert? You were not even in the American Army in 1944!”
Kunert, a member of team six, clicked his heels and replied, “I was in the 7th Panzer, I was in Normandy, and I want to go to the reunion!” Kunert was not alone, also on his team was a German who served on U-boats during the war.
The unit was commanded by Sid Shachnow at one point, a Jewish holocaust survivor who immigrated to America