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Medal Of Honor
Bob Howard had spent almost an entire year in SOG as a One-Zero, a recon team leader— a job described by the legendary Richard “Dick” Meadows as the finest job for a Special Forces soldier serving in Vietnam. It also meant volunteering for duty in MACV-SOG, the Military Assistance Command Vietnam’s Studies and Observation Group, arguably the most perilous assignment for anyone serving in Southeast Asia.
The names and legacies of men like Sergeant First Class Randall Shughart and Master Sergeant Gary Gordon have been etched into the history of modern warfare. Before we knew of the bravery of Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle and Army Ranger Nicolas "The Reaper" Irving, two Special Operations snipers heroically fought, and died during the battle of Mogadishu protecting a fellow American.