SOG Chronicles: Volume One

SOG Chronicles: Volume One

by John Stryker Meyer

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BN ID: 2940158738197
Publisher: SOG Publishing
Publication date: 10/09/2017
Series: SOG Chronicles , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 212,580
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Born 19 January 1946, John Stryker Meyer entered the Army on 1 December 1966, completed basic training, advanced infantry training, jump school 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, Command and Control North, CCN. He remained on ST Idaho through the end of his tour of duty in late April. In October 1969 he rejoined ST Idaho at CCN. That tour of duty ended suddenly in April 1970. Meyer served as president of the Special Operations Assoc. from 2011-2014, currently works at the non-profit Veterans Affordable Housing Program, based in Orange, Ca, is a freelance writer for, and serves as co-chairman of the One VA Community Advocacy Board. He is a trustee for the Veterans Associations of North (San Diego) County, a life member of the SOA, and holds membership credentials in the Special Forces Association, VFW, Military Order of The Purple Heart, American Legion, and the US Army Psychological Operations Veterans Assoc. He and his wife Anna have five children. They live in Oceanside, Ca.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very well written historical chronology of one of the least known but most fascinating extended battles of our war with the NVA. That one medic could keep that many men alive while being repeatedly wounded is astounding. What do is more astounding is why it took until last year for his award to be upgraded to the Medal of Honor. Frankly, I’m surprised a few there haven’t also been upgraded. Four days and nights of continuous movement and fighting against overwhelming odds like these are unparalleled. These brave Green Berets with their Indigenous warriors supported by the phenomenal close air support provided by the Air Force, Marine and Army Aviators is perhaps the best example of intra Branch support and cooperation I’ve read of in any war. All 15 Green Berets were wounded, most multiple times, yet they only lost the lives of 3 of their little people while killing hundreds of NVA and wounding perhaps thousands more. At the same time they found and captured one of the greatest intelligence troves of the entire war. And this is just part of the success of this mission. This is a must read for anyone interested in Military History, Close Ground Air Support, Special Forces, Special Operations, MACVSOG, or anything to do with the Vietnam War.