Orne, Samuel, SSG

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Staff Sergeant
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Infantry (Enlisted)
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1968-1970, 11B10, MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
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1967 - 1970
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   1968-1970, 11B10, MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)

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 MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) Details

MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) was a highly classified, multi-service United States special operations unit which conducted covert unconventional warfare operations prior to and during the Vietnam War. Established on 24 January 1964, the unit conducted strategic reconnaissance missions in Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), Laos, and Cambodia; carried out the capture of enemy prisoners, rescued downed pilots, and conducted rescue operations to retrieve prisoners of war throughout Southeast Asia; and conducted clandestine agent team activities and psychological operations. The unit participated in most of the significant campaigns of the Vietnam War, including the Tonkin Gulf Incident which precipitated American involvement, Operation Steel Tiger, Operation Tiger Hound, the Tet Offensive, Operation Commando Hunt, the Cambodian Campaign, Operation Lam Son 719, and the Easter Offensive. The unit was formally disbanded and replaced by the Strategic Technical Directorate Assistance Team 158 on 1 May 1972. At its peak, SOG had about 2,000 members. An estimated 7,800 men served in SOG over its eight-year existence. Some SOG veterans, such as Dick Meadows, Eldon Bargewell and Walt Shumate, became founders and leaders of Delta Force, the Army's counterterrorism and hostage- rescue unit founded in 1977. SOG members received more than 2,000 individual awards for heroism, including 10 Medals of Honor, twice as many as the 82nd Airborne Division received in both world wars. Medal of Honor recipients were Robert L. Howard, James P. Fleming, Roy P. Benavidez, Jon R. Cavaiani, Franklin Miller, Fred Zabitosky, Thomas R. Norris, Loren D. Hagen, John J. Kedenburg and George K. Sisler. The unit's members also received 23 Distinguished Service Crosses, the military's second highest award for valor. SOG had high casualty rates. In 1968, the unit had more people killed and injured than it had positions. Ten teams were lost. Fourteen teams were overrun or destroyed. Fifty members of SOG are still considered MIAs.
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MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)

Benavidez, Raul Perez, MSG, (1952-1976) IN 11B10 Master Sergeant
Wilson, Burrell Andrew, Jr., MSG, (1955-1976) IN 11B10 Master Sergeant
Boyle, William, SFC, (1958-1970) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Cardosa, Crecencio H, SFC, (1956-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Davis, Ricardo Gonzalez, SFC, (1958-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Dulley, Kenneth Lawrence, SFC, (1959-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Finzel, James Warren, MSG, (1956-1970) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Gray, Charles Howard, MSG, (1960-1970) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Kerns, Donald Ray, SFC, (1950-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Padgett, Samuel Joseph, SFC, (1956-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Plank, Gerald Allen, SFC, (1966-1975) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Shue, Donald Monroe, SFC, (1967-1979) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Stock, Walter, CSM, (1959-1982) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Taylor, Robert L., SFC IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Tredinnick, Charles Nichol, SFC, (1953-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Welch, Donald Walter, SFC, (1954-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Boronski, John Arthur, SFC, (1964-1970) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Bozikis, Ronald Henry, SSG, (1966-1969) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Brassfield, Andrew Thomas, SSG, (1957-1970) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Cofer, Everette Earl, SSG, (1965-1970) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Coleman, Robert Lewis, SSG, (1968-1970) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Fettes, William, MSG, (1959-1979) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Hall, James Michael, SSG, (1960-1969) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Holder, James Edward, SSG, (1968-1970) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Preiss, Robert Francis, SSG, (1966-1970) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Ray, Ronald Earl, SSG, (1966-1969) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Robinson, Raymond, MSG, (1967-1987) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Simmons, James, SSG, (1954-1976) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Celano, Frank Anthony, SGT, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Dehnke, Dale Willard, SSG, (1968-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Payne, Norman, MSG, (1964-1968) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Smith, Arthur Albert, SGT, (1968-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Stubbs, William Wentworth, SSG, (1967-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Suber, Randolph Bothwell, SFC, (1966-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Kedenburg, John J, SP 5, (1965-1968) IN 11B10 Specialist 5
Brown, Mark Larry, SP 4, (1967-1969) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Jones, Sanderfierd Allen, SP 4, (1966-1969) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Mein, Michael Howard, SFC, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Furst, Henry S., SGM, (1942-1972) IN 11F50 Sergeant Major
Norbury, Francis M., Sr., SGM, (1950-1976) IN 11Z50 Sergeant Major
Todd, Forrest E, 1SG, (1953-1971) IN 11Z50 First Sergeant
Deluca, Sebastian Edward, MSG, (1951-1971) IN 11F10 Master Sergeant
Lane, Glen Oliver, MSG, (1951-1974) IN 11F50 Master Sergeant
Norris, Charles Raymond, MSG, (1950-1968) IN 11Z50 Master Sergeant
Pegram, Richard Epps, SGM, (1948-1968) IN 11G50 Master Sergeant
Scott, Mike John, MSG, (1959-1978) IN 11B40 Master Sergeant
Smith, Richard Lee, MSG, (1950-1970) IN 11Z50 Master Sergeant
Sosniak, Tadeusz, MSG, (1951-1968) IN 11Z50 Master Sergeant
West, Donald Frederick, SGM, (1947-1971) IN 11Z50 Master Sergeant
Armstrong, Donald Glenn, SFC, (1954-1970) IN 11F40 Sergeant First Class
Baker, Robert Nelson, SFC, (1955-1968) IN 11C40 Sergeant First Class
Bartlett, Larry Paul, SFC, (1955-1970) IN 11B40 Sergeant First Class
Brown, George R., SGM, (1960-1968) IN 11F10 Sergeant First Class
Fernandez, Margarito, SFC, (1960-1969) IN 11F10 Sergeant First Class
Grimes, William R., CSM, (1958-1985) IN 11F10 Sergeant First Class
Johnson, Verlon, MSG, (1952-1974) IN 11F10 Sergeant First Class
Kepczyk, Tadeusz Marian, SFC, (1952-1968) IN 11C20 Sergeant First Class
Miller, Robert Richard, SFC, (1959-1969) IN 11F10 Sergeant First Class
Pimental, Richard, CSM, (1959-1992) IN 11F40 Sergeant First Class

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