LRRP/Rangers in Vietnam with Kenn Miller, Ep. 56

Kenn Miller served in all three incarnations of the LRRPs/Rangers in Vietnam working his way up from private to recon team leader and graduated from the MACV Recondo School. After the war, Kenn pursued his education, lived in Taiwan, and speaks fluent Mandarin. He is the author of Six Silent Men Book Two, a non-fiction account about his unit in Vietnam and the novel Tiger the Lurp Dog.

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47 Comments

  1. Gregory Monacelli on December 24, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    My dad was Recon 15th Cav, WWII Purple Heart, bronze star recipient responsible for the capture of 400 Nazi’s in Brest France. The 15th Cav got so destroyed that they put the few guys that were left into the 17th Cav. My dad was 100% disabled. Did over a year in hospital.



  2. Joey Frakes on December 24, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Love these stories guys!!! Keep em co in!!!! My uncle was supposed to have been a LRRP. He was my moms brother, I’m not sure if she told me me or my dad did. He went in because he was facing jailtime, lol. But he was an combat engineer.i wish I could have served and envy you all!!!! Thank you all!!



  3. MANC2311 on December 24, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Its only recently I went on an Amazon binge of all the Six Silent Men, Gary Linderer and Larry Chambers books, so this interview is amazing for me.



  4. RGP in POOL on December 24, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    What a thrill to hear straight from a warrior like Kenn Miller. Mr. Miller sir, I’ve read books 1.2 and3 of 6 silent men, several books from Larry Chambers and Gary Linderer. As well as others. I believe from what I’ve read from more than 1 of those authors is that the soldier you switched with , Terry Clifton, was best friends with Mr. Linderer and requested the trade also. I believe Mr. Linderer feels guilty as you do. I’m sorry you both have to carry that burden but I don’t believe Mr, Clifton had to be ordered to join Contreros’ team. As much as a mother the battle for Hue was with the door to door fighting, I think jumping off a huey with 5 other guys in the enemies back yard takes a special kind of warrior. Bless you and thank you for enlightening us.



  5. mike l on December 24, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    My father was a LRRP with the 173rd / 74th. He was his teams RTO as well.



  6. Ivan Krupičenko on December 24, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Always enjoy the Vietnam vets, keep it up guys!



  7. John Goggins on December 24, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    2 old ladies lying in bed, 1 rolled over to the other an said "I wanna be an airborne ranger I wanna live a life of danger" RLTW great interview!!!



  8. Frank Castle 44 on December 24, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Great show Jack, Dave get better buddy we miss you buddy 🙏🙏



  9. angelocos1 on December 24, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you for giving us another gem.

    Even in senility, this tough old SOB keeps his shit together. God bless him



  10. Gypsy 1962 on December 24, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you for your service to our nation Mr. Miller.



  11. Jim Brock on December 24, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    MR Miller. Thank you for your service. You should have the tab since you are the one that led the way! My first sergeant James Vickory spent 5-6 years there with Tiger Force and the Ranger companies. What a hell of a man to be teaching me how to stay alive! We also had many Senior NCO’s that were in MACv-SOG I was truly blessed to be trained by those men and serve beside them!



  12. WhoIsAbishag on December 24, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    09:00 …

    09:10 … Worked With LRRP Platoon and moved right Over
    09:30 … Provisional
    ( In 83 the 1/4 Cav Fired Up A LRRP Platoon. Big Red One Fort Riley. )

    10:00 …

    12:20 … LRRP is?



  13. Chris Ford on December 24, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Great work men! Essayons!



  14. James Porter on December 24, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    drones can’t replace the mark one eyeball, pure and simple



  15. Grandson of Sam NiFDy on December 24, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    The best memories are made at the cabin .
    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 cheers 🇺🇸



  16. Ted Fortado on December 24, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    If you have never read his novel. Tiger the Lurp Dog you are cheating your self. It is one of the great novels about soldiers at war ever written.



  17. Brap Chapel on December 24, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Dudes like this truly live forever!



  18. John Morgan Jr on December 24, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Totally agree on the separation of the sexes in combat arms.



  19. The Team House on December 24, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Bonus segment for our supporters: Kenn discussing a firefight and policing up a RPG from dead enemy, wearing berets while on patrol, wearing tiger stripes, relationship between LRRPs and Special Forces, losing a team mate in combat, the difference between the Vietnam War and the Global War on Terror, and many more reflections on the war. https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-segment-w-40881714



  20. Jessica Eernisse Hagood on December 24, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Thank you for your services and sharing your testimony.



  21. dogsoldier12b on December 24, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Very nice interview. Love to hear the different perspectives.



  22. Tim Brown on December 24, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Great interview, appreciate Kenn’s perspective, history, and continued dedication. It’s important that we can listen to our veterans. These interviews are rich, keep it going Jack.



  23. Todd Smith on December 24, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    God bless you Mr. Miller you were 1 of my heroes in my teen years !



  24. ch0k3 p01nt on December 24, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    My uncle was in the 101st Airborne in Vietnam. I believe he was in the Ranger/LRRP units as well since I’ve seen patches for both in his collection. His name is Joe Hulsey.



  25. Everett Hubbard on December 24, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Awesome! First amd foremost RIP RICHIE BURNS! It would be awesome to get a zoom meeting with the living legends Gary L and Larry C!



  26. Reality Check on December 24, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks Kenn 😎👍🇺🇸



  27. Alex Risberg on December 24, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    LRRPS were as bad a Navy Seals.



  28. Wayne Stribble on December 24, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Six silent men



  29. skychuter on December 24, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    George " Rommel" Murphy..also a 101st LRRP…Airborne



  30. Benedict Talor on December 24, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    six silent men a great series of books what i like the most is that that black lrrps did thieir bit#super spade#the black icecicle



  31. Jeff Miller on December 24, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    was Kenn an 11D?



  32. nathan hill on December 24, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    I wonder if Mr. Miller had contact with my uncle Gary Olson who was 75th Ranger 199th LRRP -LRP-PRU’s B&D companies. He served from 65-66; 67-68; 69-70.



  33. J W on December 24, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    Works for them? In fact it (Wuhan virus) was made by them. Enjoy 🇨🇳 boi

    Ps prioritize your values Sir **=



  34. Nekael Jones on December 24, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    Love his books. One of the finest LRRP team leaders by all accounts that I have read.



  35. hitecredneck54 on December 24, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    So, what exactly is the relationship between Recondo and Ranger schools? Would it have been possible to attend both?



  36. Tim Seely on December 24, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    a lot of false insertions to keep them off your trail



  37. J. J. on December 24, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Thank you guys for all the multiple hour interviews. The sound is in point too. I listen to the interviews while at work and your channel is a must. One of the most underrated channels. Keep up the awesome work



  38. Scott You on December 24, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Six Silent Men! Get all three books



  39. Baltimore Bob on December 24, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Kenn Miller! Holy shit . Loved his books and collaboration with the other LRRPs
    Would love you to interview Allen “Lurch” Cornett who served with Kenn . His book was called “Gone Native” keep it up these interviews are great .



  40. General Krang on December 24, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    Great interview guys. Always excellent



  41. christopher miller on December 24, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Good interview.. I don’t think I will ever respect / like or anything less then detest, the Mujh. It is interesting to hear his point of view.



  42. Hammerandnails on December 24, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Great episode, Thank you Kenn and Jack



  43. D SJ on December 24, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    Amazing content. These men and their accounts are national treasures.



  44. Sold to be Diers on December 24, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    2:17:52 These deep concerns from you both, about one’s enemy’s intentions; is what i attempted to cover in a fictional occurrence after a U.S. bunker CP had just been over taken by a German enemy.

    A WW2 Chaplain’s delivered prayer over the death’s of both sides at the time of his capture by a German Officer & his men…
    Father in heaven. It is in your love that all mankind are created to flourish. It is in the love of their countries this day, that your life’s breath did perish. But only until that last great day, when swift justice shall relinquish; be they friend or foe; your infallible reward for the truths hidden deep in their patriotic heart. So until that time, may they rest within those maternal arms of mother earth. It is your Son, our Savior’s holy name, that we confirm these facts of your will. Amen.
    Looking back up to the face of the Officer, i detected a slight buckling smile of both surprise and relief, ending with a reflective denoting that perhaps this really was the right decision on his part, to spare this particular Chaplain. After all… i knew full well that he understood i was praying for his fallen as well as that of ours. He thanked me for it, with a brief closing of his eyes, and a whispered smile as if having known all about the space, followed by a sharp nod of approval; as only my Pa could muster, when i made my first clean kill on a deer.
    p. 96 & 97 ”Sold to be Dier’s” One WW2 Chaplain’s answer to… ”Why Me God?”

    ”The very author of Soldiering Himself
    Continually awaits the command to rise up into battle
    To free the captives being held in the grip of todays evil.” -gilpin 10320



  45. Tiffany Rhoades on December 24, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    My dad was lrrp. Silver star, purple heart. He doesn’t speak of it. He kept his medals thrown in a box for 50 years. I’m only now trying to read or hear about it. It f’ed him up mentally his whole life. Thankful for interviews like this.



  46. Les Sd on December 24, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Kenn makes very important points about the past history leading up to the conflict which others omit. Excellent.



  47. Richard Bowers on December 24, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    Read all the stories!!! In the late 70s & 80s, I’ve read over 50ty of these soldier books. Really interesting. Either they wrote them or their wives & girl-friends did. Just saying.