SOG Kontum

Secret Missions in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia 1968–1969

Joe Parnar, Bob Dumont

A year with the men of MACV-SOG at Forward Operating Base Kontum.
Publication date:
December 2022
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
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ISBN : 9781636242347

Dimensions : 228 X 152 mm


• The stories of the SOG men stationed at FOB-2 Kontum during the tumultuous year of 1968-69
• Based on interviews and previously unreleased official records, it includes a number of previous untold incidents

The Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) was a highly classified, multi-service United States Special Forces unit which conducted covert unconventional warfare operations prior to and during the Vietnam War. The unit conducted strategic reconnaissance missions in South Vietnam, North Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia; carried out the capture of enemy prisoners, rescued downed pilots, and conducted rescue operations to retrieve allied prisoners of war throughout Southeast Asia; and conducted clandestine agent team activities and psychological operations.

This book tells the story of the Teams operating out of FOB2 Kontum, near the tri-border area, in 1968-69. From recon missions over the fence to the heroic, and sometimes fatal efforts undertaken to try and rescue missing SOG members, the events are told through the words of the men themselves, supported by previously unreleased official documents.