ALPHABETICAL

TO LISTEN TO GEORGE JONE'S 50,000 NAMES ON THE WALL

MACV-SOG

 I feel very privileged to have been associated with these brave men, some my friends and all my brother, I wish I had been standing and fighting with each one of them, to bring them home, I wasn't, and I grieve for each. Hopefully, I did contribute in some small way with my service with SOG!-Bill O'Rourke-paraphrase

MIA / KIA LISTING

Anyone with any details regarding any of the incidents/missions, additions/deletions and/or corrections to contact Robert Noe regarding the memorial names/dates/incidents via email or telephone at (318) 730-4536.-There are many, many more who were lost performing SOG missions from the Air Force; Marines; Navy and others; but because of the type of missions, they will never be known as well as the great number of Vietnamese and Montagnards who gave their all  in the service of their country.

   Clicking on any letter of the alphabet will take you to last name of the individual, click on that name and it will take you to that person's information and in most cases details of mission. Once there, you can then click on the name of the person and it will take you to the person's Vietnam Virtual Memorial Wall webpage.

COLOR CODE:  SPECIAL FORCES; ARMY AVIATION; AIR FORCE; MARINES;  NAVY; VIETNAMESE; OTHERS

NOTATIONS: THOSE WITHOUT NOTATIONS WERE KIA'ED REMAINS RECOVERED, WITH NOTATIONS, MIA'S AS NOTED:

 

MIA DATA:  70-Ops 35 Ground; 24-Air Force; 20-Army Air; 5-Marine Air and 1-Other are still left in Vietnam as of June 15, 2011.

Of the 414 SOG Soldiers, Army Air Crew, Air Force and Marines Air who's names are listed below that were lost, 183 were left in Vietnam.

15-KIA, REMAINS NOT RECOVERED indicated by "+" broken down :  (11- Op35 Army Ground) (2- Air Force)  (2-Army Air)

95-Still MISSING IN ACTION indicated by "+" broken down :   (54-Op35 Army Ground)  (20-Air Force)  (15-Army Air)  (5-Marines Air) (1-Other)
REMAINS RECOVERED indicated by "(+)
1-Missing in Action indicated by "(++)", Changed to POW, then Died while a POW:  (Air Force)
ACRE, LAWRENCE D.-9OCT69 +ADAMS, JOHN ROBERT-9NOV67 +ALBRIGHT, JOHN S  II- 13DEC68
ALLEN, LEONARD P-14NOV70 (+)ALLEY, JOHN H-6APR72 +ALMENDARIZ, SAMUEL-12JUL67
ALHPIN,TALMADGE H-23AUG68 ANDERSON, BOYD W-22OCT66  APPERSON, GERALD F-8JAN69
APPLETON, ANTHONY B-20SEP70 ARBEIT, MARTY I-24N0V70 ARMSTRONG, DONALD G. 2APR70
+ARMSTRONG, JOHN WILLIAM-9N0V67 (+)AVERY, ALEN J. -6APR72 AYERS, DAVID W-20JUL70
(+)BADER, ARTHUR E Jr-30NOV68 BAKER, ROBERT N-21FEB68 +BALDWIN, ROBERT L-31MAR67
BARNETT, KENNETH L - 5 JUN 72 BARTLETT, LARRY P-9JAN70 BARTMAN, STEVEN D - 08 JAN 69
BAXTER, BOBBIE R - 25 FEB 70 +BAXTER, BRUCE R - 9 N0V 67 BEAN, JOHN R - 29 N0V 70
(+)BECERRA, RUDY M- 24 MAR 70 BELL, MARVIN E-30JUN70  BEACH, SAMUEL F - 17 JAN 68
+BERG, BRUCE A - 7 AUG 71 +BERG, GEORGE P - 18 FEB 71 +BESSOR, BRUCE C - 13 MAY 69
BINGHAM, DENNIS W - 17 JUL 69 +BINGHAM, KLAUS Y - 10 MAY 71 BINGHAM, ORAN L Jr-7AUG71
+BIRCHIM, JAMES D-15NOV68 +BODDEN, TIMOTHY R-3-4JUN67 +BOOKOUT, CHARLES F-4JUL7O
+BORJA, DOMINGO R.S- 21FEB67 (+)BORONSKI, JOHN A-24MAR70 BOROWSKY, CHARLES G-10OCT66
+BOWER, RALPH WAYNE-9N0V67 +BOYER, ALAN "AL" LEE-28MAR68 BOYER, CHARLES D-21JUN68
+BOYLES, WILLIAM-28FEB70 BOZIKIS, RONALD H-25OCT69 +BRASSFIELD, ANDREW T-6APR70
BRENNAN, JOHN C - 09OCT69 BRIC, WILLIAM H III-23AU68 +BRIDGGS, ERNEST F Jr-5JAN68
+BROWER, RALPH WAYNE -9NOV67 (+)BROWN, GEORGE "RON" R-28MAR68 BROWN, MARK L-27SEP69
(+)BROWN, WILLIAM T-3N0V69 BRYAN, AUBEY A 10APR68 BULIN, JERRALD J-30JAN69
BULLARD, CHARLES D-29JAN69 +BUNKER, PARK G-30DEC70 +BURNS, MICHAEL P-31JUL69
+BURRIS, DONALD D. JR. 22DEC69 ADDED JUL8,2013 

+CALHOUN, JOHNNY C-27MAR68

(+)CALL, JOHN H III-6APR72  +CAMPBELL, WILLIAM E-29JAN69
(+)CARDOSA, CRECENCIO-10APR68 +CARPENTER, HOWARD B-6MAR67 +CARR, Donald G-6JUL71
CASE, ROBERT D-08JAN69 CASEY, RICHARD W-27N0V68 +CECIL, ALAN B-21SEP69
CELANO, FRANK A-22JAN71 CHANEY, DONALD L-17JAN68 CHANEY, STEPHEN J-23SEP69
CHAPMAN, ANDEE Jr-5JUN72 (+)CHAPMAN, PETER H-6APR72 CHEESMAN, ALAN B-13AUG70
CINKOSKY, DAVID E-05AUG71 (+)CLAPPER, GENE PRESTON 29DEC67 (+)CLAXTON, CHARLES PETER-29DEC67
+CLARKE, FRED L-13DEC68 +CLAY EUGENE LUNSFORD-9N0V67 COFER, EVERETT E-3APR70
+COHRON JAMES D-12JAN68 +COLEMAN, ROBERT L-25MAY70 +COLOMBO, GARY L-6MAR68
COOK, JOHN W.-28FEB68 CONROY, PAUL A JR-23MAR67 +COPLEY, WILLIAM M -16NOV68
CORRY, CHARLES M-15APR68 CRAIG, WILLIAM H- 17MAR66 CRAIG, MICHAEL D. 2MAY68
(+)CRANDALL, GREGORY S-18FEB7I (+)CREAR, WILLIS C-15FEB71 (+)CRONE, EVERETT-15FEB7I
CRONE, GARY L-29JAN68 (+)CROWLEY, JOHN F-10AUG70 CRYAN, KENNETH M-4MAY68
(+)DARCY, EDWARD JOSEPH-29DEC67 +DAVIDSON, DAVID A-5OCT70 +DAVIS, RICARDO G-20MAR69
+DEAN, MICHAEL F-30JUN70 DEHNKE, DEHNKE W -18 MAY 71 DELUCA, SEBASTION E - 26 JUN 71
DENNIS, WALTER K -12 FEB 70 +DEMSEY, WALTER E Jr -18 FEB 71 +DEXTER, RONALD JAMES - 3-4 JUN 67
DEVANEY, BRIAN - 30May70 +DONAHUE, MORGAN J -13 DEC 68 (+)DOUGAN, CHARLES D.-5MAR70
DOUGLAS, PAUL M -21 FEB 68 DULLEY, KENNETH L - 6 MAY 69 DUNCAN, JAMES H - 7 FEB 67
(+)DYE, MELVIN C - 19 FEB 68 EATON, MARK H-13AUG71 +ECHEVARRIA, RAYMOND L-3OCT66
(+)ECKLEY, WAYNE ALLEN-29DEC67 (+)ENGEN, ROBERT J-18FEB71 +ENTRICAN, DANNY D-I8MAY7I
+EVANS, WILLIAM A-2MAR69 +FANNING, JOSEPH P-13DEC68 FAWCETT, DONALD J-3JUL66
FAY, ROBERT J-28OCT65 FERNANDEZ, WILLIAM M-19FEB71 FIESLER, ROBERT N-10APR71
FINZEL, JAMES W-6MAR70 (+)FISHER, DONALD E-29DEC67 (+)FITTS, RICHARD A-30N0V68
(+)FIVEISON, BARRY F-15FEB71 FLOTT, CHARLES L-5JUN72 FOURIER, NELSON E. 2MAY68
(+)GALLAGHER, JOHN - 5 JAN 68 (+)GANOE, BERMAN Jr- 24 MAR 70 (+)GARDNER, JOHN G - 3-4 JUN 67
GASSELING, JAMES L - 8 OCT 69 +GASSMAN, FRED A - 5 OCT 70 +GATES, JAMES W -6 APR 66
GIBSON, ROWLAND E - 22JAN 67 GILBRETH, DON R-14SEP71 GILES, ALAN C - 08 JAN 69
GIPSON, CHARLES D-26MAY72 GIRARD, CHRISTIAN G. -8APR69 +GLOVER, DOUGLAS J-19FEB68
(+)GOEGLEIN, JOHN W.-30JUN70 GOLDING, JAMES R-23NOV68 GOODHUE, MARTIN J 4Jul67
GOOLSBY, WILLIAM R-15SEP70 GORE, CALVIN T-5JUN72 GOULET, RONALD M-26SEP69
GRAY, CHARLES H Jr-31AUG70 +GREEN, GEORGE C Jr-4DEC7O HAGEN, LOREN D. 7AUG71

HALL, JAMES M-01JAN69

(+)HAMILTON, DENNIS C-5JAN68 HAMILTON, GILBERT L-2FEB68 +HANSON, STEPHEN P-3-4JUN67
(+).HARNED, GARY A-24MAR70 HARRINGAN, GEORGE M-24APR69 HAWES, WAYNE L-01JAN69
HAWKINS, DON ALBERT-1NOV67 HAYES, DAVID B-13JUL70 HEIN, CHARLES J JR-8MAY7O
HELRING, CARL J.-3APR70 HENRY, GEORGE D. -13AUG70 HILL, HOWARD S-23MAY69
HIMES, EARL W-5MAR69 HOGLUND,  MICHAEL A- 10NOV67 HOLDER, JAMES E-21AUG70
HOLLINGSWORTH, GARY L-18May71 HOLLIS, JAMES F. 5JUN72 +HOLMES, DAVID H-1 5MAR66
HORNER, WILLIAM-10JUL65 (+)HOSKEN, JOHN C-24MAR70 +HOLTON, ROBERT E. -29JAN69
HOWELL, JAMES L. -5MAR70 HUDSON, THOMAS G.-5AUG68 (+)HULL, JAMES L-19FEB7l
+HUSTON, CHARLES GREGORY-28MAR68 HUTSON, MICHAEL F. IDE, BEN H-19 DEC68
JAGELER, CHARLES D - 09OCT69 +JAMISON, ERNEST C-24APR69 +JANOUSEK, RONALD -09AUG69
(+)JENKINS, PAUL L-30JUN70 JERSON, JAMES R-30DEC68 JOECKEN, RICHARD K-28AUG69
+JONES, JAMES E-3OCT66 (+)JONES, JOHN R-5JUN71 JONES, SANDERFIELD A-5MAR69
+JOHNSON, GARY L- 18FEB71 +KANE, BRUCE E -09AUG69 (+)KENDENBURG, JOHN J-13JUN68
+KENNY, JAMES E 22DEC69     (Added Jul8,2012)   

KEPCZYK, TADEUSA M-23AUG68

KERNS, DONALD R-23AUG68 KICKLITER, JAMES T-23AUG68
KIEHNE, JAMES W Ill-I3FEB72 +KING, PAUL C Jr-4MAY68 +KROSKE, HAROLD W Jr-11FEB69
+KRUPA, FREDERICK-27APR71 KUROPAS, MICHAEL V-I5APR70 +KUSICK, JOSEPH GEORGE-9N0V67
KUSTER, STEVEN M-7FEB70 (+)LA BOHN, GARY R-30N0V68 +LAFAYETTE, JOHN W-6APR66
+LANE, GLENN O-23MAY68 (+)LANEY, BILLY RAY-3-4JUN67 +LAWRENCE, GREGORY P-5OCT68
+LAWS, DELMAR LEE  -29JUL66 LAWSON, WILLIAM E-9SEP67 LEGATE, RICHARD-25MAR67
LENCHNER, DAVID A-15DEC68 +LEONARD, MARVIN M-I5FEB71 LEICHLITER, VYRL E Jr-10JUN70
LEJEUNE, THOMAS M. 5JUN72 LENCHNER, DAVID A-15DEC68 (+)LEWELLEN, WALTER E- 18FEB71
LEWIS, FREDERICK H-18OCT66 LISHCHYNSKI, GEORGE-5JUL70 +LLOYD, ALLEN R-I8FEB7I
Dai Uy "Cowboy" Loc LOCKLEAR, GLEN-11OCT67 (+)LOPEZ, ROBERT -6MAR68
LOVELACE, KENNETH -22JAN71 (+)LUNDAY, ALBRO L Jr-24DEC70 +LUTTRELL, JAMES M- 3MAY71
MACHATA, RUDOLPH G. -23MAY69 MACNAMARA, EDWIN J-3JUL66 MAGSAMEN, FREDERICK J-9MAY69
(+)MAHONEY, MICHAEL T-29JAN68 MANUEL, FRANCIS -15JUN68 MARTIN, LINWOOD-22MAR68
MATSON, GARY L-30OCT68 +MAY, MICHAEL F-2MAR69 +MAYSEY, LARRY WAYNE-9N0V67
MAZAK, STEFAN -18APR68 McCLATCHY, JEFFERY Jr-1MAR68 McCOY, ALBERT Jr-29APR71
(+)McCRARY, JACK -29DEC67 +McELROY, GLENN D-15MAR66 MC GERTY, MICHAEL J-31AUG70
MCKIBBAN, MICHAEL J-01JAN69 MCKIBBEN, LARRY S. 2MAY68 McMURRAY, PETER H-27AUG69
(+)MEIN, MICHAEL H-30NOV68 MENDOLZA, RONNIE A-5JUN72 MILLER, RONALD J-12MAY68
MILLER, ROBERT R-9OCT69 MILLS, AUDLEY D-11OCT71 +MIXTER, DAVID I-29JAN71
MORAN, BENARD J Jr-12DEC71 MORRIS, WILLIAM H Jr-9OCT69 MOUSSEAU, LLOYD F-2MAY68
MULLEN, WALTER S-5JUN72 +MURPHY, BARRY D- 18MAR69 MUSTACHIO, - NGUYEN VAN HOAGN-3JUL66 
NAGY, STEVEN- 27 JUL 69 +NASH, JOHN M - 15 MAR 66 +NEAL, DENNIS P - 31 JUL 69
NEAL, DENNIS W - 15 APR 70 NEWBERN, MICHAEL R - 22 OCT 66 NEWPORT, SCOTT H - 20 MAY 71
NOE, FRANK RAY - 1 N0V 67 NORRIS, CHARLES R - 23 AUG 68 (+)O'DONNELL, MICHAEL D-24MAR70
OPPERMAN, HUGH D-22JAN70 (+)OSBORNE, EDWIN NEIMS Jr-29DEC67 +OWEN, ROBERT D-23MAY68
OXX, LAWRENCE M-28JAN72 +PADGETT, SAMUEL J-10APR68 PALISKIS, EUGENE R-16NOV64
(+)PARKER, FRANK C III-29DEC67 +PAYNE, NORMAN-19DEC68 +PEARCE, DALE A-I7MAY71
(+)PEARSON, WILLIAM R--6APR72 PEGRAM, RICHARD E Jr-23AUG68 PEOPLES, JAMES D-2SEP68
PIACENTINO, MICHAEL A-28SEP69 PLATO, ROBERT D-20MAY68 (+)POOL, JERRY L-24MAR70
POTTER, PAUL D-23AUG68 (+)POWERS, JOHN L-15FEB71 (+)PRATER, ROY D-6APR72
(+)PREISS, ROBERT F- 12MAY70 PREMENKO, JOHN A-14AUG70 PRENTNER, JERRY L-17APR70
(+)PYLES, HARLEY W-18OCT65 (+)QUAMO, GEORGE-14APR68 QUINONES-BORRAS, N - 5 JUN 72
QUINTANA, Santiago V.E - 23MAY RABB, ROBERT I-5MAR70 +RAMIREZ, Armando  - 23MAY69
RATLIFF, CLARENCE C- 2 JUL 68 +RAY, RONALD E - 13 NOV 69 REAMS, TERRY D. -13AUG70
REED, JOHN B - 4 JUL 68 REES, RICHARD N-15DEC73 (+)RENO, RALPH J - 3 JUL 66
+REX, ROBERT (BOB) F - 09MAR69 RHEA, RANDOLPH V - 12 N0V 69 RICKMEYERS, ROLF E -23AUG68
RIPANTI, JAMES L - 14 MAR 69 RIPLEY, WILLIAM L -13AUG70 RIVEST, MARK H - 4 JUN 70
ROCHE, JON P - 08 JAN 69 +ROBERTSON, JOHN H - 20 MAY 68 ROESCH, HEINZ K - I4 SEP 7I
ROSS, DONALD E-23APR69 RYAN, ROBERT E. 30 OCT 71 SABATINELLI, VENCENT F-25JUL69
SALAZAR, JOHN -3JUN68 SAIN, DON R-29JUL66 SANDERS, ROBERT H-30MAY68
+SANDERS, WILLIAM S-30JUN70 SANDOVAL, DANIEL F- 15APR68 (+)SANSONE, DOMINICK-10DEC64
SANTANA, ANTHONY J-23AUG68 SAYER, ALBERT F Jr-8SEP67 (+)SCHANENBERG, ROY L-30JUN70
(+)SCHULTZ, SHELDON D-5JAN68 (+)SCHOTZ, KLAUS D-30N0V68 +SCHERDIN, ROBERT F-29DEC68
+SCOTT, MIKE J-13MAY69 +SCURLOCK, LEE D Jr-21DEC67 SEABORN, WILLIAM H. JR.-22JAN71
SECOR, GILBERT A-23AUG68 (+)SEWARD, WILLIAM H-6MAR68 +SEYMOUR, LEO EARL-3JUL67
(xx)-SHELTON, CHARLES E-29APR65 +SHERIDAN, ROBERT E-26MAR69 SHREVE, JOSEPH L Jr-1MAY68
+SHRIVER, JERRY M-24APR69 (+)SHUE, DONALD M-3NOV69 SHULTZ, CHARLES E-25OCT69
SIETING, STANLEY L-31AUG68 SIMMONS, BILLY J-29JAN69 SISLER, GEORGE K-7FEB67
(+)SISSON, WINDFIELD W-18OCT65 SLIFKA, JOSEPH J Jr-28 JAN72 SMILEY, EDWARD R - 04DEC69
SMITH, ARTHUR A-28JAN71 SMITH, JAMES -28DEC70 SMITH, JAMES D. -5MAR70
SMITH, RICHARD A. SR - 09OCT69 SMITH, RICHARD L-5JUL70 +SMITH, RONALD E-28N0V70
SNOWDEN, BEN D-15JUN67 +SOYLAND, DAVID P-17May71 SPENCER, WILLIAM E. -29 Dec 69
SPENSER, DANIEL E. JR., 12NOV68 (+)STACKS, RAYMOND C-30N0V68 STAVLAS, PANORMITIS-28JAN72
STEPHENS, LARRY A-29JAN69 STOCKMAN, GENE W-29OCT71 +STRIDE, JAMES D-5OCT68
+STROHLEIN, MADISON A-22JUN7l STROUT, PHILLIP W-23MAY69 +STUBBS, WILLIAM W-20OCT69
+STUIFBERGEN, GENE P-27NOV68 +SUBER, RANDOLPH B-13NOV69 +SULLVAN, ROBERT JOSEPH- 12JUL67
+TAYLOR, DANNY G-28SEP66 +TAYLOR, JAMES H-15FEB71 TAYLOR, ROBERT L-4APR68
TEETER, ROGER L-28DEC70 TERRY, THOMAS L 4Jul67 +THOMAS, DANIEL W-6JUL71
THOMAS, RICHARD A -9JAN70 (+)THORNE, LARRY A-18OCT65 THORPE, DENNIS R-15APR68
TOMCZAK, THOMAS J-23JUL68 (+)TOOMEY, SAMUEL K III-30N0V68 TORRES, ESTEVAN-22MAR68
TREDINNICK, CHARLES N-29JAN68 +TUBBS, GLENN E-13JAN70 UNDERWOOD, ANDREW F-5JUN72
UYESAKA, ROBERT J-23AUG68 +VALDEN, WOODROW W-10DEC64 (+)VAN BUREN, GERALD G-29DEC67
VANDERWEG, PETER M-25JUL70 VARNI, HOWARD S-23AUG68 VASQUEZ, TONY M - 09OCT69
VESSELS, CHARLES R-13OCT66 VILLAROSA, PAUL H-4JAN68 VOORHEIS, HAROLD R-23AUG68
WAGNER, DAN JR. -15DEC67 (+)WALD, GUNTER H-3N0V69  +WALKER, SAMUEL F-13DEC68
WALTER, ALBERT M-23AUG8 (+)WALTERS, TIM L-9MAR69 WALTHOUR, SAMUEL W -30JUL69
(+)WALTON, LEWIS C-10MAY7l WARCZAK, DAVID J-4MAR69 WATSON, BILLY J-21JUN71
+WATSON, RONALD L-18FEB71 WATSON, RONALD R-4 JAN 68 WELCH, DONALD W-23AUG68
WELLS, JOHN C-22MAR68 (+)WENAAS, GORDON J-29DEC67 WERBISKI, PHILIP M.-19AUG69
WEST, DONALD F-28APR71 (+)WESTER. ALBERT D -23AUG68 WHELAN, JOSEPH V-25OCT69
+WHITE, CHARLES E-29JAN68 WHITNEY, WILLIAM A, SGT-9NOV67 WHITTAKER, HAROLD C-29FEB68
WILCOX, CHARLES E Jr-10APR68 WILLIAM, BILL F, JR. -8JAN69 WILLIAMS, DEREX Jr-23AUG67
+WILLIAMS, EDDIE L-3OCT66 (+)WILLIAMS, JAMES R-29DEC67 (+)WILLIAMSON, JAMES D-5JAN68
+WILSON, PETER J-19OCT70 WOODS, DAVID A-2N0V67 +WOODS, GERALD E-18FEB71
WORTHLEY, KENNETH W-26AUG69 WRIGHT, LEROY N-2MAY68 ZUMBRURN, HENRY J-10JAN70

 

The below named individuals died as a direct result of their wounds received in Vietnam

Each year the VA and DOD convene a board to determine if a VN veterans injuries/wounds were the direct result of his death years later. Each of the past 10 yrs there have been anywhere from 2 to 10 VN Vets receive determination that there wounds were a direct result of their deaths.  There have been over 30 VN vets who died in later years as a result of injuries and wounds received during their tour in Nam and have had their names added to the VN Memorial Wall.-Eldon Bargewell

Morehouse, Michael J. 1Apr69    
 

 

 

The two below are indicated as being SOG; however, it has not been established clearly they were???s

1969

08

19

O-3 CPT

Robert M.

Nelson

31542

DNH, fixed wing crash

Laos; unit UNK, was he Project 404??, loss location UNK, SFOC Grad Class 2E-F8, 3-67, 30 June 1967

 Robert M. Nelson is listed in the Virtual Vietnam Memorial as being an ASST ARMY ATTACHE, AMEMBASSY LAOS-for our purposes, he is not SOG.
 

1969 09 21 O-3 CPT Nathaniel Jackson, Jr. 31542 DNH, drowned/suffocated SVN; CCN, RT Moccasin, Kien Giang Prov.

21 Sep 69 Jackson, Nathaniel, Cpt, RT Moccasin, CCN, drowned SVN.  The Virtual wall has him as being assigned to  DET A-442 (TO CHAU), D CO, 5TH SF GROUP. Note: He is listed as being assigned to RT Moccaisn; however, on this same date, RT Moccasin was out on a mission in Laos and on this date Alan B. Cecil was killed in action NW of Khe Sanh, but Jackson drowned in Kien Glang province. Det A-422 was located in the extreme Southwest next to the Gulf of Thailand along the Cambodian Borer. CCN was located in the northern part of Vietnam, Quang Nam Province and Kien Glang Province

 is located in the extreme South of Vietnam--Conclusion.  Cpt Jackson can be presumed as not being with CCN when he was killed.

 

 SOG'S KIA / MIA Chronology 1964-1973

Please select the year you wish to view.

64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73

A Note on Sources

The above named losses and narratives are complied from various documents, books, Official Records, and personal accounts. Some of the sources include SOG "MACV Studies and Observations Group" 5 Volume books by the late Harve Saal; Who's Who in MACVSOG by Steve Sherman; SOG The Secret Wars of American's Commandos in Vietnam by John Plaster; Reflections of a Warrior by Frank Miller; Vietnam Magazine; Green Beret Magazines; Green Berets at War, U.S. Special Forces in Southeast Asia 1956-1975, by Shelby L. Stanton; SFAHQ website, Special Forces Honor Roll, Internet websites; Telephone calls, email, and stories from Helicopter pilots/crews supporting SOG operations; individual SOG members; and family members; as well as my personal memory. the Virtual Vietnam Memorial Wall and another website I can find that has information.  Anyone with any additions or corrections please contact me so that the below memorial can be updated.  NOTE: There are errors abound and many sources have been crossed referenced to eliminate these errors.

The following quote is extracted from Maj John Plaster's Book: SOG, The Secret Wars of American Commandos in Vietnam and reflects both the intelligence gathering aspects of a reconnaissance mission to gather intelligence data and the ability of that soldier to fight:

"I looked up at the bunker in front of me and saw a khaki-uniformed NVA with a pith helmet, chest web gear, green Bata boots and an AK, Type 56, and no other identifying insignia. Then I shot him." -- Sgt Tony "Fast Eddie" Anderson, RT Kansas, 1971

As I worked on this project, many times I had to stop, my heart filled with pride, a lump in my throat, emotional pain filling my soul, bringing tears to my eyes. Always, avoiding the gazes of those who might come around so they would not know. Then I ran across a passage in John Plaster's book which says it all contributed to Bill O'Rourke when he was speaking of Mad Dog Shriver, I'll paraphrase it to fit the feeling of all our SOG brothers: I feel very privileged to have been associated with these brave men, some my friends and all my brother, I wish I had been standing and fighting with each one of them, to bring them home, I wasn't, and I grieve for each. Hopefully, I did contribute in some small way with my service with SOG!

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