Ronald Davidson’s Zippo lighter that was presented to him after graduation from the Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Reconnaissance Team Leader’s Course (1-0 School), Camp Long Thanh (B-53), RVN. The lighters were originally awarded with the MAC V SOG beer can affixed to the face and the rear was engraved: Vietnam with the year / years. Everything else was added by the veteran.
Ronald C. Davidson served three tours in Vietnam. His first and second tours were in 1967- 1969 as a US Navy Seabee. He returned for a third tour in 1971 with Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Task Force 3 Advisory Element (TF3AE / CCS) until he transferred to Task Force 1 Advisory Element (TF1AE / CCN), Recon Company and served on Recon Teams Rhode Island, Louisiana and Cobra.
CWO-2 Davidson retired from the Army in April 1986 after twenty years’ service with thirty three months in Vietnam.