Across the Fence

Across the Fence

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by John Meyer
     
 

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For eight years, far beyond the battlefields of Vietnam and the glare of media distortions, American Green Berets fought a deadly secret war in Laos and Cambodia under the aegis of the top secret Military Assistance Command Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group, or SOG.

Go deep into the jungle with five SOG warriors surrounded by 10,000 enemy troops

Overview

For eight years, far beyond the battlefields of Vietnam and the glare of media distortions, American Green Berets fought a deadly secret war in Laos and Cambodia under the aegis of the top secret Military Assistance Command Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group, or SOG.

Go deep into the jungle with five SOG warriors surrounded by 10,000 enemy troops as they stack up the dead to build a human buttress for protection. Witness a Green Beret, shot in the back four times and left for dead, who survives to fight savagely against incredible odds to complete his missions.

Shudder as an enemy soldier touches a Green Beret’s boot in the dark of night. Cringe as a Sergeant on SOG Spike Team Louisiana calls in an air strike on his team to break an enemy’s wave attack. A team member dies instantly, and a Green Beret has an out-of-body experience as he watches his leg get blown off.

“As the commander of SOG, I can say that “Across the Fence” accurately reflects why the secret war was hazardous for our troops and so deadly for the enemy.
– Major General John K. Singlaub (U. S. Army Ret.)

Black Ops told with the terrifying clarity that only one who was there can tell it.
– W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013848535
Publisher:
SOG Publishing
Publication date:
12/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
356
Sales rank:
60,406
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Born 19 January 1946, John Stryker Meyer entered the Army on
1 December 1966. He completed basic training at Ft. Dix, New
Jersey, advanced infantry training at Ft. Gordon, Georgia, jump
school at Ft. Benning, Georgia, and graduated from the Special
Forces Qualification Course in December 1967. After a 12-week
training session in Ft. Gordon, on radio teletype, Meyer landed in
South Vietnam in April 1968, and arrived at FOB 1 in Phu Bai in
May 1968, where he joined Spike Team Idaho. When FOB 1 was
closed in January 1969, ST Idaho was helicoptered to FOB 4 in
Da Nang, which became designated Command and Control North,
CCN. He remained on ST Idaho through the end of his tour of duty
in late April. Returned to the U.S. and was assigned to E Company
in the 10th Special Forces Group at Ft. Devens, Massachusetts
until October 1969, when he rejoined ST Idaho at CCN. That tour
of duty ended suddenly in April 1970 after the CCN commander
refused Meyer’s first request to pull his four-man team from an A
Shau Valley target. He returned to the States, completed his college
education at Trenton State College, where he was editor of the school
newspaper, The Signal, for two years, worked at the Trenton Times
for 10 years, eight years at the San Diego Union and 15 years at the
North County Times in Oceanside, California. Meyer received his
20-year membership pin from the Special Operations Association
in 2002. In February 2011, Meyer was an associate director in the
veterans department at Interfaith Community Services, a non-profit
organization that maintained 170 beds for homeless veterans. He
and his wife Anna have five children and live in Oceanside, Ca.

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Across the Fence 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read with lots of action but also great explanations of equipment, tactics, etc. Any modern soldier etc will like this read because the author explains why things were done certian ways based on thier AO. Interesting to compare to today's tactics, especially if you've been in the sandbox some these last ten years at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone interested in SOF history or military books will enjoy this book. The author recounts his tour running recon for MACV SOG in 1968-9. Its short, w many pages in the 367 total being blank orhaving only 1 pic. And the last 40 pgs are postscript.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of two the author penned. Excellent "true story" recollection by one of the men who fought this gallant Green Beret fight. As a USAF "Covey" Prairie Fire O2 pilot, I was honored to fly over and provide air cover for these teams. Other than mentioning a 2.75mm rocket, which was in inches (and that's no biggy) the details are extraordinary. Highly recommended.
molly1945 More than 1 year ago
I've been reading non-fictional military books for over fifty years and in all that time this book is right at the top. I could not put this book down! Thank you mr Meyer for your incredible service and for sharing with us what it was like going across the fence.
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