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Across The Fence by John Stryker Meyer
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Across The Fence

by John Stryker Meyer

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I found "Across the Fence" by John Stryker Meyer to be a great educational experience about SOG and its role in Vietnam. The author details several different missions within this fine work - some are first-person and others - from his friends in fellow "Strike Teams". All are magnificent! I was especially intrigued with the inner workings and protocol of these SF units. Small goups of 6 - 8 man patrol deep within Cambodia, Laos and North Vietnam on clandestine missions, and doing so without artillery support or back up from larger nearby units. Even notorious and well trained SOG teams are not guaranteed success every time; as evidenced by the disappearance of one of these teams. How can a team of six men voluntarily accept a mission into an area suspected of housing 10,000 or more enemy soldiers? It takes a special kind of man to be part of a SOG team, and after completing Mr. Meyer's story, you will better understand what it takes to be a Green Beret. There is plenty of action, fear, impending doom, and sometimes humor throughout this great story. It is a shame that the families of those soldiers killed during this secret war may never learn the details surrounding the death of their loved ones, until maybe now.

I recommend "Across the Fence" to anyone wanting to learn more about this secret war and of the harrowing experiences of these special soldiers. They have my utmost gratitude and respect! God Bless!

John Podlaski, author
"Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel" ( )
  JPodlaski | Nov 21, 2012 |
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