SOGCast: Untold Stories of MAC V SOG

By John Stryker Meyer

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 Oct 29, 2022

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John Stryker Meyer, call sign--Tilt, hosts untold stories of the operations of MAC-V SOG. Vietnam. The Secret War.


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029: Tom Waskovich Shut Down The Ho Chi Minh Trail in SLAM Operation
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SOG Team Leader shut down the Ho Chi Minh Trail in SLAM Operation



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Oct 24, 2022
028: Lynne M. Black Jr. - Perfected C-4 POW Knockout Explosive Ambush - On Himself First!
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Lynne M. Black Jr. - Perfected C-4 POW knockout explosive ambush - On himself first!!



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Oct 17, 2022
027: Lynne M. Black Jr., 10,000 NVA Soldiers Tried to Kill His 9-Man SOG Recon Team
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Lynne M. Black Jr., 10,000 NVA soldiers tried to kill his 9-man SOG recon team



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Sep 22, 2022
026: Roger Lockshier, “Saved SOG Souls” as 101st Gunship Crew Chief
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Roger Lockshier, “Saved SOG Souls” as 101st Gunship Crew Chief



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Aug 15, 2022
025: Travis Mills, Shot Five Times.
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Travis Mills, Shot 5 times, then ordered to pull guard duty!



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Aug 01, 2022
024: Pat Watkins, Part 2: Earns DSC during Sapper Attack
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Pat Watkins, Part 2: Earns DSC during Sapper attack that kills 16 Green Berets, 8/23/68.



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Jul 20, 2022
023: Pat Watkins. Oscar 8 Target.
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Pat Watkins: Three SOG Recon tours of duty - in Oscar 8 target, NVA tells team to pull guard duty for NVA at night.



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Jul 07, 2022
022: John F. Mullins. A Controversial Program.
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John F. Mullins, ran SOG Recon, Phoenix Program operator in PRU, action branch of successful, controversial program.



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Jun 03, 2022
021: David Gordon. A Back-Breaking SOG Mission.
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David Gordon, Breaks back on SOG mission, recovers to serve career in Army and as San Fran firefighters.



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May 02, 2022
020: Rob Graham. POW Snatch with a Bow and Arrow.
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Rob Graham, CCS SOG Recon man who used bow and arrow on top secret Cambodian mission and POW snatch.



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Apr 11, 2022
019: Doug Godshall Kicked Out, then Runs SOG Recon.
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Doug Godshall, booted out of SF training, lands in Nam, runs SOG Recon including time with Eldon Bargewell



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Mar 28, 2022
018: Surviving the I Drang Valley. Clete “Babysan” Sinyard
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He survived the I Drang Valley, then ran SOG Recon at CCN



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Mar 16, 2022
017: Frank Pully, One-Zero For The Last Years of SOG’s 8-year Secret War.
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Frank Pulley: Was SOG One-Zero for RT Idaho and RT Louisiana during last years of SOG’s 8-year secret war.



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Feb 07, 2022
016: Tough Times with Michael O'Byrne, SOG Recon/Military Intel Officer.
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Michael O’Byrne: SOG Recon/Military Intel officer served country through injuries/tough times.



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Jan 24, 2022
015: Seldom in Plain Sight. Ron Owens, SOG Operator
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Ron Owens: SOG operator had 50 plus years of service to our country, seldom in plain sight.



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Jan 10, 2022
014: Mitch Utterback: Retired Green Beret links SOG’s History to WW II OSS Legends
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Mitch Utterback: Retired Green Beret links SOG’s History to WW II OSS Legends



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Dec 27, 2021
013: Joe Parnar. Author/SOG Medic. Air. Ground.
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Joe Parnar: Author/SOG Medic, fought the secret war from the air and on the ground.



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Dec 13, 2021
012: Robert J. “Spider” Parks: Comanche SOG Legend Rebuilt ST Idaho
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Robert J. “Spider” Parks: Comanche SOG Legend Rebuilt ST Idaho/Served county 33 years



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Dec 02, 2021
011: Tom Cunningham. One Week in SOG
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One week in SOG: As NVA Overrun team, he has Out-Of-Body moment.



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Nov 17, 2021
010: John L. Plaster: SOG/Sniper/Author Legend
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After running top-secret SOG missions for three years, John L. Plaster went on to become an expert in Sniper skills/training and authored distinctive books non-fiction books about each profession.



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Nov 01, 2021
009: Mike Taylor. Three and a Half Years in SOG. Ground and Air.
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Taylor ran SOG recon missions out of CCS and CCN, and flew as a Covey Rider in Air Force FACs for more than 18 months.



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Oct 11, 2021
008: Saving More Than 50 Wounded Soldiers Lives. Medal of Honor Recipient, Gary Mike Rose.
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Gary Mike Rose - SOG Medal of Honor Recipient from life saving heroics during Operation Tailwind, as the only medic treating more than 50 wounded soldiers.

    Asked what he remembered about Operation Tailwind, Rose responded, “Not much, my field of vision focused on the wounded.” More than 50 percent of the 136 assigned to Operation Tailwind were wounded or killed.

    Rose received the MOH Aug. 23, 2017 at the White House from President Trump.



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Sep 21, 2021
007: Don Haase - Crew Chief Brings Rotorhead View of SOG Missions into Laos and Cambodia
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Don was a crew chief with the 195th Assault Helicopter Company that supported SOG Recon teams on missions across the fence. He brings a different perspective to the deadly secret war fought during the Vietnam War.



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Aug 23, 2021
006: One Day in SOG, He Faced Death Three Times Without a Shot Fired. John E. Peters
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John E. Peters - Co-Author of On The Ground.

    Peters ran SOG recon on ST Rhode Island and as a strap-hanger, joining another team for one mission. On one day he could have died three times.



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Aug 06, 2021
005: Larry Trimble. Alone on Marble Mountain Observing Sapper Attacks
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On Aug. 23, 1968, a sapper attack at FOB 4 killed 16 Green Berets in one night

    Larry with RT Rattler took out enemy mortar teams which prevented the body count from going higher. At one point, Larry was along on the mountain...



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Jul 24, 2021
004: Untold Stories. SOG Recon at CCS. With Marcus Whitt
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 Marcus served a year in SOG, went across the fence into Cambodia, went on to serve 30 years in the Army and today helps reservists obtain VA benefits.



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Jun 14, 2021
003: We Few, and Whispers In The Tall Grass. With Nick Brokhausen
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We Few and Whispers in The Tall Grass - Two SOG books detailing missions across the fence in Laos.

    Headline: Three million plus Americans served in Vietnam, only 500-700 ran SOG missions across the fence. Nick was one of them.



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Jun 14, 2021
002: Jim "Wild Carrot" Jones's SOG Recon Mission to Recover Downed Pilots
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SOG Recon team leader haunted by failed mission returns to crash site on his own money

    Twenty-five years later, he spent $35,000 of his money to personally return to the crash site, then things got ugly



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Jun 14, 2021
001: Blown Off Jungle Boots: Search For SOG Recon Team Ends In Mortal Combat. w/ George "The Troll" Sternberg
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The Troll and his team are tasked to recover and pull out SOG Recon team Idaho.



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Jun 13, 2021