Originally posted by rjm610
Hi, I was " macv-sog " 70-71. our patch was the upright sword, with a lightning bolt through it. We worked for the "spooks (cia)" I was 10th special forces. we worked with the mountain tribes, or yards as we called them. sometimes we had navy frogman(later called seals )assigned to us. when we went on missions(way north, or west) we were not alowed to wear any patches or insignias that could be identified as american, nor any id"s. we also were not supposed to carry american weapons either, except for one time when we were testing a new weapon, an xm-172, which was an m-16 with a 10 inch barrel, a collapsable stock, forward assist, and a 4 position selecter switch
We also used a 12 inch barrel model with a 40 mm grenade launcher slung under the barrel.
we were actually a hunter killer team.
The spooks used to give us advanced flak vests with different european gold coins sown inside, in case we got in trouble, so we could try to buy our way out. we were told that if we were caught or killed, they would disavow any knowledge of us. luckily we never found out if that was true.They used to get mad at us because we always lost some of the coins when the vests got ripped(LOL). I hope this was some help for you.
Richard M. E-6
10th Special forces Group, 1st Battalian (Stuttgart, Germany)
Sorry for the duplication, just getting the hang of this.