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Inside MACV-SOG

During the Vietnam War, a “secret war” was fought across the fence in Laos, Cambodia, and North Vietnam, unknown to the media or the public, under the aegis of the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam’s top secret Studies and Observations Group. SOG’s chain of command for missions and after-action reports extended to the White House and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Small Green Beret-lead teams ran missions into Laos, Cambodia, and North Vietnam without assistance from conventional artillery, tank or infantry units. Once on the ground, their sole support was provided by Air Force Tactical Air and helicopter units, US Army and Marine helicopter aviation personnel and aircrews, and from the South Vietnam Air Force’s 219th Special Operations Squadron, code named Kingbees.

In Laos, the communists dedicated 50,000 troops to the Ho Chi Minh Trail, including highly trained sappers from the 305th Sapper Battalion, its sole mission: Attack SOG teams.

©2007, 2017, 2018 John Stryker Meyer (P)2020 John Stryker Meyer

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Absolutely awesome!

I listened to Across the Fence first and it took me a few to get accustomed to Mr Meyer’s reading style. It worked best for me on 1.2x speed. I would much rather listen to these stories straight from this heros mouth rather than a voice actor. The book itself is just incredible, its unimaginable what these men did for us and the people of Vietnam. I loved everything about this book, the drama, the humor, the bravery, the commitment and love these men have for their brothers in arms even when they are from completely different worlds and can barely speak the same language. Even if you arent a fan of war stories this book is a must listen/read. Huge thank you to John Stryker Meyer and all the men of SOG.

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Great book

This book is full of amazing stories. The only reason it doesn’t get 5 stars is because the narrator/author reads like a robot. There are pauses in the middle of sentences that make it very hard to listen to. But the stories are great and it’s a wonderful history of SOG in Vietnam

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Just the best

If you want a no nonsense book this is it ! Read very well paying attention to detail I hated to finish. I hope there is another book by this author.

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Great book by a great man. One small editing mistake but otherwise powerful and compelling.

Excellent book. Great stories about the brave men in SOG. Found one small editing error at 04:22 in Chapter 3: Custer’s Last Stand. Would be a simple fix. You can hear the producer or sound engineer talking in the background for a few seconds. But I think this could be easily omitted.

Otherwise, this is a great reading. Authentic in that it was read by the author who fought among such great men.

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Absolutely incredible

John Stryker Meyer and those he served with are absolute heroes for all they did and their stories are breathtaking. I highly recommend the book!!!

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another day in SOG

Tilts story and that of SOG are amazing. it is great to hear it told by Tilt himself, but as an orator and narrator, he makes an amazing SOG operator.