Served in the 1960-70s Special Forces with a few "DP's" (displaced persons) who had been in the Legion in Indochina (Orest Jaworski, Ed Kurantowisc, Jan Novy, "Dutch Schulz", Sava Steppanovitch, a Masarek, and a few Ivanovs), before I went to Vietnam, where I ended up serving with some Vietnamese NCOs who had been in the Legion. Later met several Legion officers through exchange programs and liaison duties, and visited the 1st RE at Pau. Briefly considered the Legion after being "riffed" out of the U.S. Army as a Captain in 1972, but opted for university and the Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico instead. Returned to the U.S. Army in 1978 and retired in 1989 in Panama, after which I delved into Legion history and wrote several articles on its role and composition in Indochina, in collaboration with Dr. Mireille Nicoud, then at the Univ of Montpellier, published in Vietnam magazine. Visited the original Camerone (Cameron de Tejada) near Cordoba in Mexico in 1997. Still maintain an interest in the Legion as I often travel over its old stomping grounds on trips back to Vietnam. Currently living and working in Korea with a Pendragon who previously served in 2me REI. Perhaps the same one Bloakey is looking for? I'll pass him the post. I did have the good fortune to do the parachute course at Pau with the 6me RPIMa, and am as much a "marsouin-o-phile" as I am a "legio-phile". Were I to be re-born again and allowed a military career, the Legion would certainly be high on my list. But so too would the 11me Choc, 3me RPIMa, 8me RPIMa, 13me RDP. Were I to be warped back in time, WWII and Indochina would be the period, with any of the Legion units, but with a preference for the paras, or as a legionnaire seconded to the Commandos or CSLMs.