Bobby Pruett’s US issued uniform top that was badged on the left sleeve with a US Special Forces Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (SSI), the left chest has a US ARMY tape, US Basic Airborne Wings and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB). The right chest has a name tape that reads: PRUETT with Vietnamese Basic Airborne Wings.
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 was titled: SPECIAL MISSION FORCE as a Platoon Leader.