On The Ground

During the Vietnam War, a secret war was fought across the fence in Laos, Cambodia and North Vietnam, unknown to the media or the public, under the aegis of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam s top secret Studies and Observation Group SOG s chain of command for missions and after action reports extended to the White House and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.Small Green BDuring the Vietnam War, a secret war was fought across the fence in Laos, Cambodia and North Vietnam, unknown to the media or the public, under the aegis of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam s top secret Studies and Observation Group SOG s chain of command for missions and after action reports extended to the White House and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.Small Green Beret lead teams ran missions into Laos, Cambodia, and North Vietnam without assistance from conventional artillery, tank or infantry units Once on the ground, their sole support was provided by Air Force Tactical Air and helicopter units, U.S Army and Marine helicopter aviation personnel and aircrews, and from the South Vietnam Air Force s 219th Special Operations Squadron, code named Kingbees.In Laos, the communists dedicated 50,000 troops to the Ho Chi Minh Trail, including highly trained sappers from the 305th Sapper Battalion, its sole mission attack SOG teams.
On The Ground During the Vietnam War a secret war was fought across the fence in Laos Cambodia and North Vietnam unknown to the media or the public under the aegis of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam s t

  • Title: On The Ground
  • Author: John Meyer John Peters
  • ISBN: 9780983256731
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “On The Ground”

    1. A must read if you want to find out what went on "across the fence" in Viet Nam.This is an amazing story that I couldn't put down. I served as a Lurp with the 173rd airborne brigade 69-70 and knew nothing that was going on in the secret war. Our field operations were very similar and with the exception of some equipment that they carried like the urc-10 emergency radio and toe poppers, we operated with six all american team members with some rare exceptions. This book will have you holding your [...]

    2. "Great read"I read the first book an was so pleased that there was another. The work these soldiers done an the missions they went on are so amazing to read about. It's hard to understand what drove them, as each time they boarded a helicopter it could well be their last. But they did! It's also nice to hear the praise they give to the indigenous soldiers that thought along side of them. Heroes, all of them. I'm grateful they shared their story's for people to read. I only wish there were more, [...]

    3. Well written easy read.Great storytelling of an interesting part of the war. Tense moments as well as light hearted fun times among friends.

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