Armstrong, Donald Glenn, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11F40-Infantry Operations and Intelligence NCO
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 11F40, MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
Service Years
1954 - 1970


Special Forces
Sergeant First Class


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Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1935
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ukiah, CA
Last Address
Ukiah, CA

Casualty Date
Apr 02, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Cambodia
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Park View Cemetery - Manteca, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12W 078

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   1969-1970, 11F40, MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)

Sergeant First Class
From Month/Year
October / 1969
To Month/Year
April / 1970
Unit
MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) Unit Page
Rank
Sergeant First Class
MOS
11F40-Infantry Operations and Intelligence NCO
Location
Not Specified
Country/State
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
 
 
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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.
Type
Command Element
Existing/Disbanded
Deactivated
Parent Unit
Vietnam Units
Strength
Group
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MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)

Pimental, Richard, CSM, (1959-1992) IN 11F40 Sergeant First Class
Bush, Marion, CSM, (1966-1994) IN 11F40 Staff Sergeant
Norbury, Francis M., Sr., SGM, (1950-1976) IN 11Z50 Sergeant Major
Deluca, Sebastian Edward, MSG, (1951-1971) IN 11F10 Master Sergeant
Lane, Glen Oliver, MSG, (1951-1974) IN 11F50 Master Sergeant
Scott, Mike John, MSG, (1959-1978) IN 11B40 Master Sergeant
Smith, Richard Lee, MSG, (1950-1970) IN 11Z50 Master Sergeant
St. Laurent, Andre Joseph, MSG, (1955-1976) IN 11Z50 Master Sergeant
West, Donald Frederick, SGM, (1947-1971) IN 11Z50 Master Sergeant
Wilson, Burrell Andrew, Jr., MSG, (1955-1976) IN 11B10 Master Sergeant
Bartlett, Larry Paul, SFC, (1955-1970) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Baxter, Bobbie Ray, SFC, (1950-1970) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Boyle, William, SFC, (1958-1970) 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
Fernandez, Margarito, SFC, (1960-1969) IN 11F10 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
Grimes, William R., CSM, (1958-1985) IN 11F10 Sergeant First Class
Johnson, Verlon, MSG, (1952-1974) IN 11F10 Sergeant First Class
Miller, Robert Richard, SFC, (1959-1969) IN 11F10 Sergeant First Class
Plank, Gerald Allen, SFC, (1966-1975) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Quirk, John, SFC, (1954-1975) IN 11F10 Sergeant First Class
Seymour, Leo Earl, SFC, (1963-1976) IN 11B40 Sergeant First Class
Shue, Donald Monroe, SFC, (1967-1979) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Stock, Walter, CSM, (1959-1982) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Warczak, David James, SFC, (1951-1969) IN 11F10 Sergeant First Class
Watson, Billy Joe, SFC, (1952-1971) IN 11F10 Sergeant First Class
Wood, Lloyd Joseph, SFC, (1955-1969) IN 11B40 Sergeant First Class
Baumgarner, Raymond Ervin, SSG, (1961-1969) IN 11F10 Staff Sergeant
Black, Lynne, SSG, (1963-1970) IN 11B20 Staff Sergeant
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
Hall, James Michael, SSG, (1960-1969) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Headman, Rodney, SGM, (1963-1983) IN 11B20 Staff Sergeant
Holder, James Edward, SSG, (1968-1970) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Kuropas, Michael Vincent, SSG, (1968-1970) IN 111.07 Staff Sergeant
Lovelace, Kenneth, SSG, (1964-1971) IN 11F10 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
Shultz, Charles Edgar, SSG, (1966-1969) IN 11B40 Staff Sergeant
Simmons, James, SSG, (1954-1976) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Strohlein, Madison Alexander, SSG, (1966-1971) IN 11C20 Staff Sergeant
Teeter, Roger Lynn, SSG, (1967-1970) IN 11B20 Staff Sergeant
Allen, Leonard Peter, SGT, (1968-1970) IN 11B40 Sergeant
Berg, Bruce Allan, SGT, (1968-1971) IN 11C20 Sergeant
Berg, Bruce Allan, SGT, (1968-1971) IN 11C20 Sergeant
Celano, Frank Anthony, SGT, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Dehnke, Dale Willard, SSG, (1968-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Grogan, Kevin Douglas, SGT, (1968-1971) IN 11C20 Sergeant
Lloyd, Allen Richard, SGT, (1968-1971) 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
Thomas, Richard Alan, SGT, (1967-1970) IN 11B20 Sergeant

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