Bobby Pruett’s end of tour presentation bolo. The item is described as a Counter Insurgency Support Office (CISO) round tip bolo that was dismantled, chromed and the handles stained before being reassembled. The blade has been engraved: PRESENTED TO, SFC BOBBY G. PRUETT, FOR OUTSTANDING DUTY PERFORMANCE, STDAT-158, APR 72 – NOV 72 and a MAC V SOG with two Spy vs Spy characters affixed.
Bobby G. Pruett served three tours in Vietnam. His first tour was in 1965-1966 with the 39th Combat Engineers, Bob’s second tour was in 1969-1970 with 5th Special Forces Group (ABN), Project Delta, Recon Section and his third tour was in 1971-1972 with Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Task Force 2 Advisory Element (TF2AE / CCC), Recon Company where he served on Recon Teams Iowa and New York.
In April 1972, MAC V SOG was deactivated and Strategic Technical Directorate Advisory Team -158 (STDAT-158) was created. Bob was reassigned to the recon / special mission element that was titled: SPECIAL MISSION FORCE as a Platoon Leader.