The Son Tay Raid was a daring attempt to rescue approximately 50 American prisoners of war from North Vietnam. It was not successful.
The gear that MACV-SOG warriors carried and how it’s still relevant todaySpecial Ops
Meyer and the surviving SOG warriors are legends that the modern SF operators continue to look up to as forebearers who set lofty standards.
Righting a historic wrong: Colonel Paris Davis should be awarded the Medal of HonorSpecial Ops
“He has shown as much cold courage as any human I’ve ever heard of,” Major Cole said about Paris Davis’ actions.
The siege of the Green Berets at Plei Me: The first major battle of the US in VietnamHistory
In 1965, the scope of the Vietnam War was changing. The United States was moving from an advisory role to large combat formations in-country. It was only a matter of time before large troop concentrations faced each other in battle. Most of us are well familiar with the first large battle between American and North […]
Why Billy Waugh will always be cooler than youHistory
Billy Waugh is an absolute legend. The man served from 1948 to 2011. He saw it all, did it all, and will always be cooler than you.
Major General Eldon Bargewell, a special operations legendHistory
Eldon Bargewell knew he would serve in the military from a very young age. With Vietnam War heating up, he enlisted in the Army in 1967 and went straight to Special Forces selection. Once he received his Green Beret, he deployed to Southeast Asia. There, he further volunteered for the elite Military Assistance Command Vietnam-Studies […]
Cowboy: A legendary commando in America’s secret war in VietnamHistory
During the Vietnam War, there was a small group of special operations troops who took the fight to the enemy. Military Assistance Command Vietnam-Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) was a highly secret outfit comprised of Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Air Commandos who conducted covert cross-border operations deep into Cambodia, Laos, and North Vietnam. SOG […]
MACV-SOG: The covert special operations unit you’ve never heard ofMilitary Affairs
If a conflict in U.S. history ever came with baggage, it has to be the Vietnam War. Although the service and actions of the millions of Americans who fought in Southeast Asia have been slowly recognized, the unpopularity of the war at the time, and for many years after, left a scar in American society. […]
ST Idaho: The Special Forces team that vanished in the jungleHistory
Southeast Asia, May 1968. A special operations team inserted into Laos for a covert operation. The men of ST Idaho, two Americans and four South Vietnamese indigenous troops, were tasked with locating enemy forces and activity in the A Shau Valley, close to the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The Tet Offensive earlier that year had […]