My name is Jason Hardy, I have been collecting and documenting Special Forces artifacts for over twenty-five years. In that time, I have had the privilege to meet and befriend many Special Forces veterans who generously shared their stories and artifacts with me. The knowledge that I have acquired has inspired this web site and a book series titled: MAC V SOG: Team History of a Clandestine Army with other publications to follow. I have also worked with THE HISTORY CHANNEL in the documentary: THE HISTORY OF THE GREEN BERETS. In full disclosure I also own and operate the website thedogtag.com where I buy, sell and trade military artifacts.
WHY I COLLECT
The collecting of military artifacts has been going on since organized Armies were first created. I consider myself to be a historian and take an interest in the history or personal story of each artifact. Take a patch, for example, most people would look at it as just that “a patch”. I tend to view that piece of insignia as an artifact that symbolizes a few men, during a specific period of time, that were asked to perform a mission very few people were willing to do. That small piece of cloth bonds those men together forever and that history must be documented before it is forgotten.