SOG Kontum

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

Joe Parnar, Robert Dumont

A year with the men of MACV-SOG at Forward Operating Base Kontum.
Date Published :
November 2022
Publisher :
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781636242347
Pages : 304
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


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.

About The Author

Joe Parnar served in the U.S. Army Special Forces from August 1966 - April 1969. After military service he became involved in several veterans' organizations. He is a lifelong member of the American Legion and served as Commander of Gardner Post 129 in 1989 and 1990. He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America, and the Special Forces and Special Operations associations.

Robert Dumont was born in Oklahoma in 1947 and graduated from Tusla University before moving to Brooklyn, NY. He worked in the General Research Division of The New York Public Library before retiring in 2010. He co-authored Bac Si: A Green Beret Medic’s War in Vietnam (Casemate 2014) with Jerry Krizan and has also written two fiction collections, "Borough of Churches" and "NYC Transit[s]."


Road Mining Mission with Tony Love
Kedenburg Loss
Tony Love - Bob Barnes
Duffield - RT Hawaii
Hunt and Love - Wolfkeil
Grommett - Tho wounded
Bryant Bright Light
Dennis Mack Ghost Helo
SOG SLAM VII w/Jaeger comments
Russian Helo
Scherdin-Jerson Loss- Huey Crash with RT-Vermont
Insertion Attempt RT-Iowa
HP Recon in Force Goulet-Cadenbach; Insert RT-NM
Insert HP - Hill 1152
Attack on FOB - March 2
Loss of Ripanti
Operation Nightcap
Attack on 'Yard camp
Operation Spindown

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