Sog : The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam

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Major John L. Plaster, a three-tour veteran of Vietnam tells the story of the most highly classified United States covert operatives to serve in the war: The Studies and Observations Group, code-named SOG. Comprised of
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Product details

  • Paperback | 383 pages
  • 106 x 170 x 30mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Dutton / Signet
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0451195086
  • 9780451195081
  • 142,894

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Praise for SOG "Exciting [and] hair-raising...a detailed history of this little-known aspect of the Vietnam War."--The New York Times "Superb and compelling."--Gen. William C. Westmoreland, U.S. Army (ret.) "A magnificent book of enormous power and a milestone in the literature of special operations."--Col. Robert Howard, Medal of Honor winner, the Vietnam War's most highly decorated soldier "Authoritative and insightful...a true insider's account."--Publishers Weekly "Indispensable."--Booklist

"Engrossing and thoroughly exciting."--Library Journal
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About Major (Ret.) John L. Plaster

Major John L. Plaster is a national authority on sniping, firearms, and special operations, as well as the author of Secret Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines With the Elite Warriors of SOG and SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam. He served three tours in the top-secret unconventional warfare group, Studies and Observations Group, in Vietnam. As a long-range reconnaissance leader, he led tiny intelligence-gathering teams behind enemy lines in Laos and Cambodia before leaving SOG in late 1971. He was decorated for heroism four times and retired from the U.S. Army as a major.
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