Episode 1111 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about John Meyer of Oceanside, California who will be the keynote speaker at the Fifth Annual Florida Fun Shoot to be held in Sarasota, Florida on February 15, 2018. The event is a sporting clays event held in the Sarasota / Bradenton Florida area in late winter each year. Over $250,000 has been raised over the past four years in support of our veterans.
Lee Williams, the topic editor of The Herald-Tribune in Sarasota wrote a story about the happening titled: A secret warrior’s secret war in Laos. In it he described John Meyer’s background as a member of the Spike Team Idaho for 19 months. The team was assigned to the highly classified Military Assistance Command, Vietnam — Studies and Observations Group, which was better known as MACV-SOG or simply SOG. The SOG was classified top secret until the 1980s.
Meyer was as a team leader in the SOG and served in the “secret war” in Laos, Cambodia and North Vietnam from 1968 through 1970. It was a hazardous line of work and they left a lasting impression on the enemy with their 158:1 kill ratio. The team’s missions consisted of wiretapping enemy communication lines, blowing up fuel lines, installing electronic ground sensors, other intelligence gathering and “POW snatches” — capturing an enemy soldier and bringing him back for interrogation.
After the War Meyer spent a career in the newspaper business and remains very active in veterans’ affairs.
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Listen to episode 1111 and get the full story about John Meyer. his speaking event in Sarasota and his adventures with the SOG.