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#1 NickM

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 2128 PM

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Reading John Plaster's memoirs of his time in SOG--he recollected a Hatchet force company mission that took place in the aftermath of the March 3, 1969 failed NVA tank attack on Ben Het SF Camp. A hatchet company choppered into Laos & created a roadblock of Highway 110 (part of the Ho Chi Minh trail/highway and apparently the NVA's chosen line of retreat from Ben Het)--other sources referred to this op as 'Operation Spindown'. Long story short, 'The trail' was blocked for a couple of weeks & the NVA were practically massing regiments worth of troops to force the 'hatchets' out of there.

 

Anybody got any information on this interesting operation?

 

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 0153 AM

I remember reading that plaiser book a couple of years ago, it really is quite good isnt it?

 

Might be worth having a look at the Osprey book on the SOG's, its small but they pack quite a lot in.



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 2033 PM

I remember reading that plaiser book a couple of years ago, it really is quite good isnt it?

 

Might be worth having a look at the Osprey book on the SOG's, its small but they pack quite a lot in.

 

One of the most enjoyable books I have RE: Vietnam spec ops.






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