Presentation Bolo

Michael Buckland’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:  IN APPRECIATION, SSG MICHAEL P. BUCKLAND, SOA (CCC) 5TH SFGA, KONTUM VIETNAM with two beer cans affixed to the face.

In April 1969 to June 1971, Michael P. Buckland served with Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Command and Control Central (CCC), Recon Company assigned to Recon Team Maine and later transferred to the Tactical Operations Center (TOC).