US MACV-SOG Reconnaissance Team in Vietnam

US MACV-SOG Reconnaissance Team in Vietnam

Warrior 159
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman
  • Illustrator: Brian Delf
  • Short code: WAR 159
  • Publication Date: 20 Sep 2011
  • Number of Pages: 64
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In 1964 Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, activated a joint unconventional task force known as the Studies and Observation Group—MACV-SOG. As a cover its mission was to conduct analysis of lessons learned in combat by all branches of service. SOG's real mission was to conduct covert strategic reconnaissance missions into Laos, Cambodia and South Vietnam as well as sabotage and 'Black' psychological operations. Ground, air and naval assets were employed to insert, collect, extract, and otherwise support these operations. This book tells the complete story of these covert agents, from their recruitment and training, through to their deadly black-ops in the jungles of Vietnam.

Biographical Note

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas. Brian Delf began his career working in a London art studio producing artwork for advertising and commercial publications. Since 1972, he has worked as a freelance illustrator on a variety of subjects including natural history, architecture and technical cutaways. His illustrations have been published in over 30 countries. Brian lives and works in Oxfordshire.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Recruitment
Enlistment Training Appearance
Equipment
Conditions of Service
On Campaign
Belief and Belonging
Experience of Battle
After the Battle
Collecting
Museums
Re-enactment
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

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