Embroidered SOG Boonie

John Plaster’s MAC V SOG issued black boonie hat that has been embroidered PLASTER on the front and R.T. HAWAII on the reverse.

John L. Plaster served three tours in Vietnam with Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Command and Control Central (CCC), Recon Company, assigned to Recon Teams:  Illinois, Washington, California and Hawaii before he transferred to the CCC Launch Site Office and as a Covey Rider.

Staff Sergeant (E-6) Plaster processed out of the Army in December 1971 after five years’ service with thirty-six months in Vietnam. He later received a degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota while serving with different US Army Reserve components. John received a federal direct commission and retired in 1992 with the rank of Major (O-4).