SOG: A Photo History of the Secret Wars

$49.95

“The ultimate reference on Army Special Operations in Vietnam. One thing for sure, you will want to read this book.” Vietnam veteran, 173rd Airborne Brigade

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This is a new, colorized edition of Major Plaster's earlier B&W SOG photo history -- the continuing true story of the top secret Studies and Observations Group. Its missions -- even SOG's existence -- was denied by the U.S. Government. SOG's Special Forces volunteers ran covert operations deep behind enemy lines -- along the Ho Chi Minh Trail highway system in Laos, into the enemy's secret Cambodian sanctuaries, even striking into the heartland of North Vietnam. This book captures some of the most dramatic photos to emerge from the Vietnam War.

Gathered from some 200 SOG Green Beret, SEAL and aircrew veterans, all these photos were to be destroyed in 1972, when SOG's top secret files were burned -- but each vet preserved a few shots of his team or his own missions. Combined, these REAL combat photos are a stunning mosaic telling SOG's entire story. 

This is Major Plaster's newest book, an immense companion photo volume for his award-winning earlier SOG history -- the continuing true story of the top secret Studies and Observations Group. SOG's Special Forces men ran covert operations deep behind enemy lines -- along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos, into the enemy's secret Cambodian sanctuaries, even striking into the heartland of North Vietnam. This book captures some of the most dramatic photos to emerge from the war! An amazing collection of photographs that should not exist, about a unit who existence the U.S. government denied.

Gathered from some 200 SOG Green Beret, SEAL and aircrew veterans, all these photos were thought destroyed in 1972, when SOG's top secret files were burned -- but each vet preserved a few shots of his team or his own missions. Combined, these REAL combat photos are a stunning mosaic telling SOG's entire story.

-- Recons, wiretaps, ambushes and raids deep behind enemy lines

-- Enemy counter-recon tactics and clever ways SOG men deceived the enemy

-- Rescue missions to liberate American POWs, plus never-before-seen Son Tay Raid photos

-- Amazing photos of "hot" helo extractions, MC-130 "Blackbirds" and A-1 Skyraiders

-- 11 Medal of Honor winners and the stories of their gallantry "above and beyond"

-- ACTUAL forgeries of enemy documents, plus REAL counterfeit North Vietnamese money

-- Enemy AKs destroyed by SOG-sabotaged "Eldest Son" ammunition

This large (407 pages,) oversize (8-1/2 x 10) hardcover book, contains more than 700 photos, maps and illustrations--and it's priced $30 less than the earlier B&W version!

At no additional cost, Major Plaster will personally sign your book. Please provide inscription information in the Additional Information section that appears in the Checkout area.

Additional information

Weight 3.12 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × 1.25 in