She's sharp as a tack and official Little Sis to the Studies and Observations Group community. In her spare time (what there is of it) she collates and sends out the SOG Publication e-letter. For the uninitiated, SOG was the moniker used for US personnel assigned to the unconventional warfare task force operating in SE Asia during the Vietnam War.
The Special Forces, Air Force Combat Controllers, Navy SEALs and other units provided troops for the small SOG teams which conducted daring recon missions which for the most part are unknown to the American public.
These guys were then and continue to be the true professionals. For a full appreciation of what these teams did on a daily basis, Maj. John Plaster's "SOG" is a must read.
Beginning this afternoon it will again be my pleasure to spend time with Maj. Drew Dix, the first enlisted man in Special Forces operator to receive the Medal of Honor. His book, "Rescue of River City", recounts his Medal of Honor action in the opening hours of the 1968 Tet Offensive. You can order a signed copy here... http://www.drewdix.com/
Like most SOG people I've met, Dix is the epitome of the calm professional and one of the very few men I knew I would follow into combat within moments of meeting him. He will be joined by several other Recipients for a gathering in Pueblo, Colorado, this weekend.
Anyway, Jen is dedicated supporter of our military and veteran community. Her blog is pithy, political, bright and a great addition to my day... click it, read it, love it.
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Will try to post from amid the knee deep war stories over the next few days.