Secret Commandos

Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG
Product Number: EB00724536
Released: Oct 16, 2018
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781439142479
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Description

Major John L. Plaster recalls his remarkable covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War in a "comprehensive, informative, and often excitingaccount of an important part of the overall Vietnam tragedy" (The New York Times). Before there were Navy SEALs, there was SOG. Short for "Studies and Operations Group," it was a secret operations force in Vietnam, the most highly decorated unit in the war. Although their chief mission was disrupting the main North Vietnamese supply route into South Vietnam, SOG commandos also rescued downed helicopter pilots and fellow soldiers, and infiltrated deep into Laos and Cambodia to identify bombing targets, conduct ambushes, mine roads, and capture North Vietnamese soldiers for intelligence purposes. Always outnumbered, they 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. This is the dramatic, page-turning true story of that team's dedication, sacrifice, and constant fight for survival. In the "gripping" (Publishers Weekly) Secret Commandos, John Plaster vividly describes these unique warriors who gave everything fighting for their country-and for each other.

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Author(s): John L. Plaster
Original Publish Date: Oct 16, 2018

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