Monday, February 11, 2013

Det K Book Available

Not long ago while attending a Chapter 13 get-together to celebrate the Organization Day festivities of the resident team in Korea , affectionately known as Det-K, a number of the members discussed creating a ‘Deployment’ book to cover the 50-year period of the detachments existence. We wished to do so before too many of our Alumni were no longer with us.

That ‘Deployment’ book has become reality and is titled “Det-K, The First 50 Years.” It is a professionally printed, leather embossed hard cover book, with full color throughout its 200 pages of history and memories. It contains hundreds of personal photos donated by the alumni, and all available team photos spanning from 1960 up through 2010. It is not just a book of photos, though. Included are commentaries covering the three distinct eras of the detachments existence, and includes dozens of personal narratives written by the alumni themselves. This is a book about, by, and for the past and present members of Det-K and their families.

As in our day of active duty, with Special Forces spread far and wide, so it is in our retirement. Within your Chapter, membership there may be some of our past alumni with whom we have lost contact. We are asking you to pass on this information about the book to your members in hope that any alumni will also have the opportunity to possess this book. Moreover, it need not be only alumni who may have an interest. Many of us are armchair historians, or may have served alongside the detachment during one of our many joint/combined exercises; they too, may also have interest in this book.

“Det-K, The First 50 Years” is currently being Proofed by the printer and we are now accepting orders for one or more copies of this “1st Edition” book at the preprinting price offered by the printer, Jostens, a professional print house. This book is being offered at cost. The price of only $35.00 each includes packaging and postage to US and APO addresses. There will only be one printing of the “1st Edition.” This is the one and only chance to order a “1st Edition” copy of “Det-K, The First 50 Years.”

We need to receive everyone’s order no later than February 28, 2013. Payment in full must accompany your order. Printing and shipping will take time; you can expect delivery in April. Keep checking the Chapter 13 website for updates on printing and shipping.

For your ordering convenience, you can go to the SFA Chapter 13 website at and follow the posted information on ordering your books. There is also a Sampler of the book that can be viewed interactively. Order payments are made through PayPal. Orders received after February 28 may not be accepted.

If further information is needed, or you have any questions, please contact us via E-mail at:    

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