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The Green Beret Affair
During the Vietnam War, Special Forces often worked with the CIA on covert intelligence gathering missions. One of those units was Project GAMMA. On 6 August 1969, the commander of 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and 7 other Green Berets were arrested and charged with the murder of a Vietnamese double agent.
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If you approach the main branch of the New York Public Library head on along 41st Street, before you can pass Patience and Fortitude, the lions that oversee the stairs,
you will notice a number of bronze plaques set into the sidewalk.
When I was growing up, 41st from the Park Avenue viaduct to Fifth Avenue was mainly a backstreet with service entrances to business facing the much busier 42nd Street.