Presentation Bolo

Conrad “Ben” Baker’s presentation bolo awarded to him by Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG) Headquarters. The award 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 a brass plate that is engraved: TO BEN BAKER, ALL THE WAY, with three beer cans affixed to the face.

Conrad “Ben” Baker held the position of Deputy Director, US Army Counter Insurgency Support Office (CISO), 1963 – 1975.