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A Green Beret Recalls the Brutal Thanksgiving Day Mission He Barely Survived After Running into 30,000 Enemy Troops
 
27 Nov 2020
Business Insider

by Stavros Atlamazoglou
 

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military had a covert special-operations unit that conducted cross-border operations in Cambodia, Laos, and North Vietnam.

Composed of Army Special Forces operators, Navy SEALs, and Air Commandos, and other personnel, the Military Assistance Command Vietnam-Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) took the fight to the enemy without hesitation.

SOG teams were primarily tasked with strategic reconnaissance deep behind enemy lines and would often end up fighting against overwhelming superior enemy forces. The unit's 100% casualty rate meant a SOG assignment came with a body bag or a Purple Heart, sometimes multiple ones.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/11/27/green-beret-recalls-brutal-thanksgiving-day-mission-he-barely-survived-after-running-30000-enemy.html
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