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GRP 73-Army Special Forces|MACV-SOG|Raise The Black|ISOF

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GRP 73-Army Special Forces|MACV-SOG|Raise The Black|ISOF

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GRP 73- Back on for this week's podcast are two Green Berets one who is a first generation Special Forces solider, Mike Stahl who served two tours of duty in Vietnam with his first tour on an A-Team, and second tour running recon with CCN (Command and Control North) as a MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command Vietnam-Studies and Observations Group) One Zero, or Team Leader. 
Our second guest is Bryan Meyers, A Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant with 8 combat tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

Bryan and a fellow Green Beret named Loren Schofield have started a campaign called "Raise the Black" in creating products to sell with the returns going out to help the families and warriors of the ISOF (Iraqi Special Operations Forces) who elements of the Army Special Forces trained and stood up during the beginning of the Iraq war. ISOF has gone on hundreds of combat operations with American Special Forces Teams during the worst of the fighting in Iraq against Al-Qaeda, and the Shia militias of Sadr City. ISOF has single handily stopped ISIS from advancing on Baghdad. They have been fighting non stop for over 10 years. We discussed the similarities of the Army Special Forces first generations and todays warriors. We talked unconventional warfare and what it takes to defeat these radical groups. Below is an excerpt:

John: I mentioned earlier the book "Hammer Head Six" written by Forces Captain Ronald Fry. They laid out step by step how to defeat the insurgency in Afghanistan. Its proven. The battle space owners are usually Officers from the infantry. A full bird colonel or a 1-star general is not going to listen to a Special Forces Captain even though he's an induvial who has trained for years and mastered this type of warfare. It seems like the people who know this type of warfare are not allowed to lead the way.

Bryan Myers: Just propaganda alone America has not set out to win a war since WW2. We are not fighting to win. You can see it from propaganda that is allowed from the DOD, and Military at the time. "Can you not fight in the war? save your grease. We can use it to kill Nazi's." Let me do what I need to do and I will give you the insight. We had literal transmissions on radio from Mullah Omar from 3rd Special Forces Group of us killing so many during Operation Medusa these commanders in Pakistan wouldn't even answer the phones. They're like I don't want none of that bro.

Mike Stahl:
www.trickymisfit.com

Raise The Black:
www.gofundme.com/raise-the-black

www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoi….bbe4af41435c

Bryan Myers: 
@twimcf for IG
m.facebook.com/theworldismycountryfoundation/
@the_bearded_bryan Instagram
@thebeardedbryan Twitter

Global Recon:
www.globalrecon.net
IgRecon – Instagram
BlackOpsMatter- Instagram
Mission_Critical – Instagram
IgRecon- Twitter

Introduction Speech by President Ronald Reagan reading the Medal of Honor Citation for MSG Roy Benavidez a Special Forces Green Beret who was a member of MACV-SOG.

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GRP 22-Realities of War, Ronin Tactics, MACV-SOG

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GRP 22-Realities of War, Ronin Tactics, MACV-SOG

 

Realities of War, Ronin Tactics, MACV-SOG

 

GRP 22- On this episode we have two special guest back on the show in Tu Lam from Ronin Tactics who is a 20-year veteran of Army Special Forces, and Mike Stahl a MACV-SOG Green Beret who served in Vietnam. They discusses what its like working with indigenous forces which is a specialty of Army Special Forces Green Berets. Mike Stahl and Tu Lam also discuss working with indigenous forces, as well as the realties of what war is like.  Below is an excerpt from Mike Stahl:

 

“War is fucking hell, I’m sorry there’s nothing nice about it. The best thing in war is to get it over quickly, and sometimes its pretty dam brutal. Until you’ve been shot at, and doing some shooting back, until you’ve been in that crucible you don’t know if you’ve got what it takes or not.”

 

Below is an excerpt from Tu Lam:

 

 

“In war there’s a smell, there’s a taste to it, there’s a feel that you can’t describe. I tell ya man if I don’t have to serve another day in war I’ll be a happy man. Musashi Myamoto wrote The Book of 5 Rings in a Buddhist cave, and he said one thing that always stuck with me and he said “You should fight as if you already died”. There’s a certain point where you still think, but your body reacts, and your kind of in an out of body experience. Rounds are shot, shots are fired you need to do and react. You need to take that initiative away from the enemy otherwise they will control that situation.”

 

If you have any questions about anything on the episode, or want to contact us send an email to podcast@globalrecon.net

 

Tu Lam’s Website: www.ronintactics.com

Tu Lam’s Instagram: Ronin Tactics

Tu Lam’s Facebook: Ronin Tactics

 

Mike Stahl’s website: www.trickymisfit.com

Mike Stahl’s Facebook: TrickyMisFit

 

John Hendricks website: www.globalrecon.net

John Hendricks Facebook: FB Recon

John Hendricks Instagram Accounts: IgRecon, GlobalRecon_INC

John Hendricks Twitter: IgRecon

 

Music provided by Caspian: www.caspianmusic.net

 

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GRP 19-Special Forces Generations, MACV-SOG War Story, Recondo School

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GRP 19-Special Forces Generations, MACV-SOG War Story, Recondo School

GRP 19-On this episode we have Mike Stahl, and Mike Glover back on. This discussion is about the difference in Special Forces during the Vietnam era in which Mike Stahl served, and modern day Special Forces in which Mike Glover served. Mike Stahl talked about his experience going through the famed MACV-SOG Recondo school which is the only military school of its kind. Soldiers were taught the hard skills they would need to operate in the jungle deep behind enemy lines, and the training culminated in a patrol through the jungle of an unsecured area, at times teams got into gunfights, and had to be extracted out. Mike also gave us a funny war story from a time where he had to go into the jungle to extract a team in trouble.

 

We’ve been getting hit up with questions about what its like for the family of a soldier who’s serving in Special Forces. The few minutes spent discussing this will answer a lot of questions on the matter. Any questions can be sent to Podcast@globalrecon.net

 

 

Mike Stahl’s Website: www.trickymisfit.com

Mike Stahl’s Facebook: TrickyMisFit

 

Mike Glover’s Website: www.fieldcraftsurvival.com

Mike Glover’s Facebook: FieldCraftLLC

Mike Glovers Instagram Accounts: FieldCraftSurvival, SofSurvivor

Mike Glover’s Twitter: IgSofSurvivor

 

John Hendricks Website: www.globalrecon.net

John Hendricks Facebook: FB Reconm

John Hendricks Instagram Accounts: GlobalRecon_INC , IgRecon

John Hendricks Twitter: IgRecon

 

 

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GRP 18-50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, MACV-SOG War Story

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GRP 18-50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, MACV-SOG War Story

50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, MACV-SOG War Story

 

GRP 18-Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam war so to honor the brave Americans who fought and died in Vietnam we have MACV-SOG one zero, or Team Leader Green Beret Mike Stahl back on the show. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) was a highly classified, multi-service United States special operations unit which conducted covert unconventional warfare operations prior to and during the Vietnam War.

 

Mike tells a war story of his last operation running recon operating deep behind enemy lines. The mission was intended to be a POW snatch (Prisoner of War) which is considered to be amongst the most dangerous missions to conduct for a recon team. They inserted, got into a gun battle as expected, and called in what is known as a Prairie Fire over the radio. Calling in a Prairie fire is what gave SOG their astounding kill to death ratio of hundreds, and at times thousands to one. Any questions, or suggestions email us at Podcast@globalrecon.net

 

Mike Stahl’s website: www.trickymisfit.com

 

Jason Economo’s book on MACV-SOG: Gentle Propositions

 

Mike Glover’s website: www.fieldcraftsurvival.com

Mike Glover’s Instagram: SofSurvivor

Mike Glover’s Twitter: IgSofSurvivor

Mike Glover’s Facebook: FieldCraftLLC

 

John Hendricks website: www.globalrecon.net

John Hendricks Instagram/Twitter: IgRecon

John Hendricks Facebook: FB Recon

 

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GRP 16-MACV-SOG, Rucking Raiders, Operators

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GRP 16-MACV-SOG, Rucking Raiders, Operators

GRP 16- This is a very special episode for several reasons. One we have Nate the team leader from Rucking Raiders on again who is finishing up the 700 plus mile march organized by his organization consisting of MARSOC operators honoring their fallen brothers who were killed last year in a training accident.

 

The second reason this is a special episode is we have the distinct honor and privilege of having MACV-SOG Operator Mike Stahl the one zero, or team leader of RT (Recon Team) Michigan for CCN (Command and Control North). Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) was a highly classified, multi-service United States special operations unit which conducted covert unconventional warfare operations prior to and during the Vietnam War.

 

Operators from this unit took on the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War, and are some of the most decorated soldiers in the history of the United States Military.

 

Joining the conversation is my good friend Jason Economos who is an author and Vietnam expert. Jason wrote an excellent book on MACV-SOG called Gentle Propositions. The book is available on amazon.com. For anyone interested in opting in to our Survival mindset paid webinar send an email to podcast@globalrecon.net

 

Rucking Raiders website: www.marineraidermemorialmarch.com

Rucking Raiders Instagram: RuckingRaiders

 

Mike Stahl’s website: www.trickymisfit.com

 

Jason Economo’s book: Gentle Propositions: http://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Propositions-J-S-Economos/dp/0615997635/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1458534982&sr=8-1&keywords=gentle+propositions

 

Jason Economo’s Instagram: Jseconomos

 

Mike Glover’s website: www.fieldcraftsurvival.com

Mike Glover’s Instagram: SofSurvivor

Mike Glover’s Facebook: FieldCraftLLC

Mike Glover’s Twitter: IgSofSurvivor

 

John Hendricks’s website: www.globalrecon.net

John Hendricks’s Instagram/Twitter: IgRecon

John Hendricks’s Facebook: FB Recon

 

Music provided by Caspian: www.caspianmusic.net

 

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