Secret Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451214478
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 465,653
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Maps xii
Author's Note 1
Part 1 Fort Bragg 3
Part 2 Recon 25
Part 3 Covey 267
Afterword 345
Index 351
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2008

    ONE OF THE BEST

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2006

    A Great Book!!

    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!!

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