Yellow Green Beret: Volume II delves into many of the gaps in between the crooks and alleys of the keystone stories in Volume I that colored Chester Wong’s checkered career as a U.S. Army Special Forces officer - again, with the same brutal cynicism and genuine honesty in his portrayal of his experiences. As with Yellow Green Beret: Volume I, Wong relates his unusual experiences as an Asian-American special operations commander in a humanistic and flawed tone to which all can relate, and this collection helps further paint a detailed picture of the special operations world in which he lived. Both humorously self-deprecating and solemn at times, his accounts follow the painful road he took to reach the position of elite counterterrorist commander, and reveal his fleeting moments of fortitude and determination, despite having the odds often stacked against him. Again spanning his days as a young and naive West Point cadet to his later years as a counterterrorist commander in Iraq and the Philippines, Wong lays out stories that range from desperately taking singing lessons to improve his performance during karaoke parties with his Filipino special operations counterparts to the palpable nervousness and fog of war on his first helicopter raid to capture one of Iraq’s most dangerous insurgent leaders. Never hesitating to point out the difficulties and lessons he learned along the way, the author invites you to enjoy, laugh, and reflect upon his experiences along with him.