Green Beret

Robert Castillo’s issued green beret with a Vietnamese made 5th Special Forces Group (ABN) flash applied to the face.

In 1971, Robert J. Castillo served with Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Command and Control North (CCN) / Task Force 1 Advisory Element (TF1AE), Recon Company, assigned to Recon Team Idaho. Robert later transferred to CCN, Mobile Launch Team #3 (MLT#3) as a Covey Rider. During the veteran’s tour he participated in the second, MAC V SOG, High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) Combat Jump on May 7, 1971 with RT Manes.

Master Sergeant (E-8) Castillo retired from the Army in 1987 after twenty-one years active service with twelve months in Vietnam.