James Bolen’s 5th Special Forces Group, Project Omega transitional end of tour plaque. The award has two chromed presentation plates that are engraved: TO SSG JAMES E. BOLEN, FROM 10 OCT 67 – 9 APR 69 and the bottom reads: FROM THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF CCS, 5TH SFG (ABN) 1ST SF.
In 1967, James E. Bolen served with 5th Special Forces Group (ABN), Project Omega, assigned to the Recon Section, Recon Team Auger. He and his team later transitioned under Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Command and Control South (CCS), Recon Company assigned to Recon Team Auger.
Staff Sergeant (E-6) Bolen processed out of the Army in 1978 after three years active service and eight years with the 20th Special Forces Group (Reserves). He had served a total of 19 months in Vietnam.