SOG Boonie

Larry White’s early issue SOG boonie hat.

Larry M. White served three tours in Vietnam. His first tour was in 1967 with Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Forward Operational Base #2 (FOB#2), Recon Company and was later reassigned to 5th Special Forces Group (ABN), Project OMEGA, Recon Company with Recon Team Plane. His second tour was in 1968 with MAC V SOG, Command and Control Central (CCC), Recon Company where he was Wounded In Action (WIA) and medevaced to CONUS. Larry’s third tour was in 1970 with MAC V SOG, CCC, Recon Company, assigned to Recon Team Hawaii and later reassigned to the Launch Site Office as a Covey Rider. The veteran returned to Vietnam several times in 1973-1975 with the Joint Casualty Resolution Center (JCRC) to investigate Target Loss Sites.

Sergeant Major (E-9) White retired from the Army in 1987 after twenty-six years’ service with fifty-two months in Vietnam.