Michael Sheppard’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.
In 1968, Michael M. Sheppard served with 5th Special Forces Group (ABN) assigned to A-241, Polei Kleng, RVN. He was later reassigned to Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Command and Control Central (CCC), with the Hatchet Forces before he transferred to Recon Company assigned to Recon Team Montana. During the veteran’s tour he participated in a MAC V SOG, Combat Jump on August 23, 1970.
Staff Sergeant (E-6) Sheppard processed out of the Army in 1974 after seven years’ service with forty months in Vietnam.