I see on other boards you seem to like MACV,SOG,Red Cell and the First Earth Batallion to name a few.
You say that Col Nick Rowe was the basic founder of the First Earth Battalion but in Reality he was not.
The man who truly started the First Earth Battalion was James Channon.
Nick Rowe was a Believer and a true proponent of the ability of the human mind ,adaptation and ability to develop a better awareness of surroundings,much like a return to animal methods of survival.
(smell,hearing and an over all feeling of what was around you)
This was one of the stated goals of the First Earth Battalion as well as working and developing methods of warfare and survival that were out of the box.
Mr Ronsons book and movie were a conglomeration of stories of mystic adventures of the US Government and military in ralation to works and trials of the same things in regard to Russia and their military.
All things were not included in nor a result of the first Earth Battalion
and its directives
I also see many who claim that Mike Echanis was a LRRP and that seems to automatically make him a member of the 75th Ranger Battalion as what was called a Roll In.
Mike was Never a Graduate of the LRRP or MACV Recondo school.
Mike was never a graduate of the Ranger Course.
Mike Never Attended nor did he graduate SFQC.
Mike Never recieved a Silver Star
Before compalints about Military.Com allowing persons to see abreviated DOD Records,Mike was listed on there and NEVER had an MOS listed/assigned to him,not 11B/11C,nothing no less any more advanced training MOS
From reading writings by Mike,he NEVER Claimed anything in relation to being in the LRRPs,Rangers,SF or anything.
These claims are made by SOF and Black Belt magazine and then the Hwarangdo people .
Mike was not a remote Viewer,and the only claim to Mike having Killed a Goat by thought is made by Mr Wheaton who said that an old goat was dragged into the woods,brought into a pit,in the cold and the snow and died after Mike starred at it.
They supposedly buried the Goat in the bottom of the pit,so any autopsy must not have been done on that goat,lol.
If it did die,it was probably by poison to make the mystical BS happen.
Even other followers dismiss claims Mike had any power aside from his feats of self mutilation through self training,Taekwondo and Hwarangdo/Hapkido.
If you are writing a book I think it best you get real facts over stories of a legend,created by people selling magic tricks,mystical skills,(Never duplicated by them or anyone else again), and a martial arts style or falsifying a persons past to be more than they are/were to sell writings by them in SOF mags.
Mike was a Soldier who served his country,got wounded in doing so,rehabilitated himself ,persued martial arts,found an Instructor who thought he could do something with Mike,gave him some basic skills ,put him in a school and Mike walked away to just hang out with a friend on an Army Base in North Carolina,a to earn his keep he started to teach the abreviated art he knew and being a Great showman sold it and the Mystical crap that went with it and developed a following,became a writer and was used by the owner of the mag to persue working,training and writing first hand accounts of civil and military unrest and actions,Mike died doing those things.
(Whether used by Brown alone or through Brown by the Government)