Thomas Groll’s 2nd generation, Special Mission Force patch.
Thomas M. Groll served two tours in Vietnam. His first tour was in 1967 with the 101st Airborne Division until he was Wounded In Action (WIA) and medevaced to CONUS. He returned for a second tour in 1971 with Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Task Force 2 Advisory Element (TF2AE / CCC), Recon Company assigned to Recon Teams: Minnesota, New Mexico and New York. During the transition from MAC V SOG to the Strategic Technical Directorate Advisory Team – 158 (STDAT-158) the veteran volunteered for the Special Mission Force (SMF) where he remained until reassigned to the Individual Training Group (ITG).
Staff Sergeant (E-6) Groll processed out of the Army in March 1974 after 6 years 3 months service.