US MACV-SOG Reconnaissance Team in Vietnam

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Osprey Publishing, Oct 30, 2013 - History - 64 pages
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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.

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
4
RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION
12
TRAINING
18
APPEARANCE
26
EQUIPMENT AND WEAPONS
30
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
43
BELIEF AND BELONGING
44
ON CAMPAIGN
49
EXPERIENCE OF BATTLE
51
AFTERMATH OF BATTLE
61
BIBLIOGRAPHY
63
INDEX
64
IMPRINT
65
Copyright

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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.

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.

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