John L. Plaster served three one-year tours with SOG, eventually retiring as a major. He is the author of SOG and The Ultimate Sniper.
Secret Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOGby John L. Plaster
SOG was a secret operations force in Vietnam, the forerunner of today's Delta Force and Navy SEALs. Exceptionally skilled Green Berets, they were the most highly decorated unit in the war. Always outnumbered—often by as much as 100 to 1—SOG commandos matched wits in the most dangerous environments with an unrelenting foe that hunted them with trackers and dogs. Ten entire teams disappeared and another fourteen were annihilated.
In Secret Commandos, John Plaster tells of his own remarkable covert activities in SOG from 1969 to 1971, as well as those of dozens of his comrades, vividly describing these unique warriors who gave everything fighting for their country—and for each other.
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Outstanding account of what it meant to work on the other side of the border! I recommend to read SIX SILENT MEN Vol I to III and other LRP/LRRP accounts first to realize just what the difference between ops in Nam and across the border was!
John L. Plaster has created an incredible inside look at the secret operations of SOG during the Vietnam war. This true story of the men who risked their lives and gave their all for their country and for one another is heartwrenching...everyone wanting to know more about the special forces and men during the Vietnam war should read this book!!
this is a detailed book about studies and observation groups in vietnam....amazing afterword and you can learn from every little fact...
this is one of the best books I have ever read.It keeps you on edge from beginning to end. follow John Plaster through the jungles of Cambodia, along the ho chi min trail.He slowly learns how to survive and them leads men on ambushes, prisoner snathchs, truck demolitions,and info gathering.many of his buddies are killed along the way, but the missions must go on.after many years on the ground, John takes a job flying above the jungle with Covey pilots protecting his fellow warriors.Don't miss this book, it rocks. sal pellegrini timonium, maryland
This book tells about Plaster's personal recruitment and experiences in SOG. It also tells the stories of many of his close friends during the three years that he served in Vietnam. John Plaster is a humble war hero that deserves our respect.