John Kinstrey’s Korean machine embroidered MAC V SOG Bomb Burst patch.
In 1971, John J. Kinstrey served with Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Command and Control Central (CCC) later redesignated Task Force 2 Advisory Element (TF2AE), Recon Company, assigned to Recon Team Alabama.
This was John’s second tour in Vietnam. He had served his first tour in 1965 as a Lance Corporal with the US Marines.
Major (0-4) Kinstrey retired from the Army in 1989 after 26 years’ service with twenty-one months in Vietnam.