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    Some more USMC Recon pics:
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    Incredible photos. Thanks for sharing these pics. I could look at these all day long.


    cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karo View Post
    MACV-SOG - Military Assistance Command, Vietnam - Studies and Observation Group

    LRRP - Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol

    SAS - Special Air Service

    ROK - Republic of Korea
    thx man! Just from the name alone I'm guessing the LRRP saw alot of action...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiggBodyBrougham View Post
    thx man! Just from the name alone I'm guessing the LRRP saw alot of action...

    Go on to amazon and get the books titled "6 Silent Men." Its a great read on LRRPs....."The old Foul Dudes" the author was Martinez I think.

    and if you don't have Plaster's "SOG" you better go run out and get it.

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    [FONT=Times New Roman,Times][*******Black]Biet Hai (sea commandos) and U.S. advisors[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman,Times][*******Black]after a successful mission - displaying a captured NLF flag.[/COLOR][/FONT][*******Black]


    [/COLOR][FONT=Times New Roman,Times][*******Black]Major Taylor, a very well-known Biet Hai's Advisor[/COLOR][/FONT][*******Black]


    [/COLOR][FONT=Times New Roman,Times][*******Black]Sea Commando (Biet Hai) in action[/COLOR][/FONT][*******Black]


    [/COLOR][FONT=Times New Roman,Times][*******Black]Sea Commando (Biet Hai) in action[/COLOR][/FONT][*******Black]


    [/COLOR][FONT=Times New Roman,Times][*******Black]Sea Commando (Biet Hai) insertion[/COLOR][/FONT][*******Black]


    [/COLOR][FONT=Times New Roman,Times][*******Black]Biet Hai (sea commandos) and U.S. advisors[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman,Times][*******Black] dynamited fresh fishes for CSS Chief welcoming party[/COLOR][/FONT]


    [FONT=Times New Roman,Times][*******Black][/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman,Times][*******Black]Studies & Observation Group (SOG) Officers[/COLOR][/FONT]

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    SOG Team Idaho......badass.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Karo View Post
    Dont know if you know these pics, but here is a link to an older thread about USMC recon :

    http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...ad.php?t=46094
    [SIZE=3]No, I missed that thread! Thanks again bro, you rule this thread! Keep 'em coming![/SIZE]

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    Fantastic stuff, thanks a lot guys for the effort!

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    Thanks. Here are some links to older threads with A LOT of pictures of special operations in Vietnam:

    http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...=vietnam+seals

    http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...=vietnam+seals

    http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...highlight=lrrp

    and here are again a lot of LRRP pics:

    http://www.recon3-506-101abn.com/cgi...ategory=100003

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    Let's not forget the special dog tracker teams in Vietnam. Who were hated and a valuble target for the Viet cong. Sadly the dogs could not be brought back with their handlers to the U.S. or Australia.

    Here's some pics of the special Australian tracker units in Vietnam.


    Most of the stories about the dogs involve the close attachments formed between animal and handler, and the anguish of soldiers when their time came to return to Australia at the end of their one-year tour. It was Australian Army policy that the dogs not be brought home at the end of their service.

    The dogs were the core of Combat Tracker Teams that were used from 1967 until the last combat troops left in late 1971. Trained from the age of about 10 months at the Tracking Wing of the Ingleburn Infantry Centre, NSW, two dogs were assigned to each of the Australian battalions based at the Task Force base at Nui Dat, in Phuoc Tuy Province. Full-time use of the dogs in Vietnam from late 1967 followed their successful use in Malaya in the 1950s, and a trial in Vietnam during most of 1967. Housed in kennels at Nui Dat, the dogs� lives followed an established routine. They were groomed and checked every day, and taken outside the base perimeter for training runs on tracks set through the bush. South Vietnamese soldiers were usually used to set scent trails, so the dogs could get used to following their distinctive smell.


    Eleven of the most popular contributors to the Australian war effort in Vietnam could not return home when their tour of duty ended. They were the black labrador tracker dogs used by the Australian Task Force.

    Each Tracker Team, consisting of the two dogs and their handlers, two visual trackers, and two covermen (a machine-gunner and a signaller), operated on standby out of Nui Dat. Usually called out to follow up enemy trails or to locate suspected enemy hideouts after a contact, the teams would be airlifted by helicopter into the area of operation. The dogs loved these helicopter flights, finding the cool air a relief from the oppressive tropical heat. Once on the ground, the dog would be put on to the scent of retreating enemy. The dog would follow the scent, usually at speed, until a location was found, when he would stop with nose or paw extended in a �point�, facing the suspected hideout. The tracker and dog would then fall back while the rest of the section searched the area, often finding wounded enemy or recently occupied bunker systems that would otherwise have been missed.
    The dogs were outstandingly successful at their combat tasks in Vietnam. Apart from their success in locating enemy and their support systems, the dogs saved the lives of their handlers and team members on many occasions. Although not trained to detect mines (despite recommendations by some soldiers that mine dogs be used in Vietnam), the dogs were intelligent and sufficiently well-trained to do so. Handler Peter Haran summed up his dog�s worth: Caesar � could see, smell and hear Charlie [slang term for Viet Cong, from the military phonetic alphabet for the letters �V� -- Victor and �C� -- Charlie] long before we walked into a firefight. He knew where the mines were, where the trip wires were strung, and he could cover ground chasing the enemy at speeds which literally took your breath away.

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    Someone post some good Son Tay pics.

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    I guess you know the pics from this side yet or not?

    http://www.sontayraider.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Someone post some good Son Tay pics.
    There very few pics of the actual troops involved. The link Karo posted is probably the best. Here's a few from that site.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shafty View Post
    SOG Team Idaho......badass.


    Definitely. Some must read stories about macv-sog here, http://www.macvsog.org/the_stories.htm , a couple of the stories are about Spike Team Idaho. Its surprising the lack of imformation on here about macv-sog, considering the type of operations they did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karo View Post

    [FONT=Times New Roman,Times][*******Black]Biet Hai (sea commandos) and U.S. advisors[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman,Times][*******Black]after a successful mission - displaying a captured NLF flag.[/COLOR][/FONT][*******Black]
    hi res color version, posted on the cover of SOF magazine. note short barrel M60 w/o front sight.

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