SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam

Written by:
John L. Plaster
Narrated by:
Arthur Morey

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
51
Narrator
10
Release Date
February 2019
Duration
14 hours 19 minutes
Summary
John Plaster’s riveting account of his covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War is “a true insider’s account, this eye-opening report will leave readers feeling as if they’ve been given a hot scoop on a highly classified project” (Publishers Weekly).

Code-named the Studies and Observations Group, SOG was the most secret elite US military unit to serve in the Vietnam War—so secret its very existence was denied by the government. Composed entirely of volunteers from such ace fighting units as the Army Green Berets, Air Force Air Commandos, and Navy SEALs, SOG took on the most dangerous covert assignments, in the deadliest and most forbidding theaters of operation.

In SOG, Major John L. Plaster, a three-tour SOG veteran, shares the gripping exploits of these true American warriors in a minute-by-minute, heartbeat-by-heartbeat account of the group’s stunning operations behind enemy lines—penetrating heavily defended North Vietnamese military facilities, holding off mass enemy attacks, launching daring missions to rescue downed US pilots. Some of the most extraordinary true stories of honor and heroism in the history of the US military, from sabotage to espionage to hand-to-hand combat, Plaster’s account is “a detailed history of this little-known aspect of the Vietnam War…a worthy act of historical rescue from an unjustified, willed oblivion” (The New York Times).
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Arch N.

A better way to find the stories with a much better background than the guys who told them to me in the '70s-2000s before I retired from SOCOM.

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Daniel V.

Well written account of activities during the. Vietnam war that I didn’t know existed. No self aggrandizement, just stories about extraordinary servicemen. No chest thumping, just facts and well put together missions. This is an unvarnished account of behind enemy lines missions. Many of these missions were ridiculously hairy. I was truly impressed by the content firstly and the succinctly written and narrated content secondly. Well done. Incredibly impressive. An indelible commemoration of servicemen who deserved so much more recognition.

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Anonymous

I thing SOG soldiers were not to be screwed with , absolutely amazing stories about soldiers dropping into hell and dealing with it.

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Mark Trevithick

Outstanding account of a being outnumbered I the bitter cold, and a bloody, bitter fight for their lives.

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