SF History – COL (R) Paul Hutton Interview

COL (R) Paul Hutton. Retired Special Forces officer presents an oral history of his career.
COL (R) Paul Hutton. Retired Special Forces officer presents an oral history of his career.

COL (R) Paul Hutton III is interviewed by West Point’s Center for Oral History. His career spanned attending West Point, the Cold War in Europe, tours in Vietnam, and time in the Pentagon. He was a battalion commander of 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group at Bad Tolz, Germany.

His perspective on Special Forces in Vietnam is illuminating and informative. He spent a tour with Special Forces in Vietnam as well as with the Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support (CORDs) program. Topics include Khe Sanh, the Montenards, ‘Ruff Puffs’, counterinsurgency, and the transition to the ‘All Volunteer Army’. His 2 1/2 hour interview is a good evenings education and entertainment – especially if you are current or former Special Forces. Watch the interview (done in March 2016) at the link below:

www.westpointcoh.org/interviews/pride-in-america-defending-freedom-and-protecting-people

 

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John Friberg is the Editor and Publisher of SOF News. He is a retired Command Chief Warrant Officer (CW5 180A) with 40 years service in the U.S. Army Special Forces with active duty and reserve components.