Sog: The Secret Wars Of Americas Commandos In Vietnam

Sog: The Secret Wars Of America's Commandos In Vietnam


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).


  • 001 SOG Title
    Duration: 17s
  • 002 SOG Epigraph
    Duration: 51s
  • 003 SOG Ch1
    Duration: 32min
  • 004 SOG Ch2
    Duration: 37min
  • 005 SOG Ch3
    Duration: 45min
  • 006 SOG Ch4
    Duration: 36min
  • 007 SOG Ch5
    Duration: 57min
  • 008 SOG Ch6
    Duration: 55min
  • 009 SOG Ch7
    Duration: 39min
  • 010 SOG Ch8
    Duration: 01h02min
  • 011 SOG Ch9
    Duration: 53min
  • 012 SOG Ch10
    Duration: 54min
  • 013 SOG Ch11
    Duration: 56min
  • 014 SOG Ch12
    Duration: 35min
  • 015 SOG Ch13
    Duration: 48min
  • 016 SOG Ch14
    Duration: 55min
  • 017 SOG Ch15
    Duration: 46min
  • 018 SOG Ch16
    Duration: 59min
  • 019 SOG Ch17
    Duration: 01h07min
  • 020 SOG Afterword
    Duration: 10min
  • 021 SOG Credits
    Duration: 34s