SOG Kontum: Top Secret Missions in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, 1968-1969

SOG Kontum: Top Secret Missions in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, 1968-1969

SOG Kontum: Top Secret Missions in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, 1968-1969

SOG Kontum: Top Secret Missions in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, 1968-1969


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"....[a] powerful sense of sacrifice permeates the book and makes it profound and unique—especially when one considers the void of secrecy in which SOG existed." —Vietnam Magazine

The Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) was a highly classified, multi-service United States Special Forces unit which conducted covert unconventional warfare operations prior to and during the Vietnam War. The unit conducted strategic reconnaissance missions in South Vietnam, North Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia; carried out the capture of enemy prisoners, rescued downed pilots, and conducted rescue operations to retrieve allied prisoners of war throughout Southeast Asia; and conducted clandestine agent team activities and psychological operations.

This book tells the story of the Teams operating out of FOB2 Kontum, near the tri-border area, in 1968–69. From recon missions over the fence to the heroic, and sometimes fatal efforts undertaken to try and rescue missing SOG members, the events are told through the words of the men themselves, supported by previously unreleased official documents.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781636242347
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Publication date: 12/05/2022
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 172,820
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Joe Parnar served in the U.S. Army Special Forces from August 1966 - April 1969. After military service he became involved in several veterans' organizations. He is a lifelong member of the American Legion and served as Commander of Gardner Post 129 in 1989 and 1990. He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America, and the Special Forces and Special Operations associations.

Robert Dumont was born in Oklahoma in 1947 and graduated from Tulsa University before moving to Brooklyn, NY. He worked in the General Research Division of The New York Public Library before retiring in 2010. He co-authored Bac Si: A Green Beret Medic’s War in Vietnam (Casemate 2014) with Jerry Krizan and has also written two fiction collections, "Borough of Churches" and "NYC Transit[s]."

Table of Contents

Road Mining Mission with Tony Love
Kedenburg Loss
Tony Love - Bob Barnes
Duffield - RT Hawaii
Hunt and Love - Wolfkeil
Grommett - Tho wounded
Bryant Bright Light
Dennis Mack Ghost Helo
SOG SLAM VII w/Jaeger comments
Russian Helo
Scherdin-Jerson Loss- Huey Crash with RT-Vermont
Insertion Attempt RT-Iowa
HP Recon in Force Goulet-Cadenbach; Insert RT-NM
Insert HP - Hill 1152
Attack on FOB - March 2
Loss of Ripanti
Operation Nightcap
Attack on 'Yard camp
Operation Spindown
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