SOG MEDIC: STORIES FROM VIETNAM AND OVER THE FENCE
Author: Joseph Parnar and Robert Dumont
Publisher: PALADIN PRESS, Jan 2009
Candid stories capture the extraordinary commitment made by all the men of SOG & reveals the special dedication of the tireless medics, who put their own lives at risk to save the lives of their teammates. Photos & illus; 8.5x11 inches, 164 pgs.
In the years since the Vietnam War, the elite unit known as SOG has spawned many myths, legends and war stories. But few of these stories are told with the perspective and detailed recall of Special Forces medic Joe Parnar.
Parnar served with SOG during 1968 in FOB2/CCC near the tri-border area that gave them access to the forbidden areas of Laos and Cambodia. During his tour with SOG he served as dispensary medic, chase medic, Hatchet Force medic and as a recon team member. This variety of roles gave him experience not only in combat but in dealing with and treating the civilians and indigenous peoples of that area.
His candid stories capture the extraordinary commitment made by all the men of SOG and reveal the special dedication of the tireless medics, who put their own lives at risk to save the lives of their teammates.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Joe Parnar served in the U.S. Army Special Forces from August 1966 to April 1969. After military service he became involved with several veterans' organizations. He is a 39-year member of the American Legion and served as Commander of Gardner Post 129 in 1989 and 1990. He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America and the Special Forces and Special Operations associations.
Robert Dumont works in the General Research Division of the New York Public Library and is the author of two works of fiction, Borough of Churches and NYC Transit[s].