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Old 03-31-2004, 12:23   #1
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True Story of a Quiet Professional.

I just made my first and probably last sojourn to the SOCNET. Seeing the general BS over there I thought I;d tell a little story:

I had just been assigned to FOB-2 (SOG) in January of 1968 and was at the "Safe House" in Danang waiting to fly out the next morning. I was sitting at a table all "Wide ehed and bushy tailed" listening to another trooper telling combat stories to me and a couple of other "cherries". All of a sudden, a slight built man got up from the bar, picked up a sateel pot, walked over and cold cocked the story teller right out of the chair. He didn't say a word but just went back to the bar and continued drinking.

I went up to the soldier and asked what that was all about. The trooper explained that the story teller was a COMCEN specialist and hadn't ever been out of the TOC on an operation. He had all of the good stories from reading the AARs.

The Quiet Professional was Fred Zabitowski, MOH who later became a good friend.

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Old 03-31-2004, 13:31   #2
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LOL, now that, was a good story!

Thanks for sharing it.

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Old 03-31-2004, 14:29   #3
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Blaaaww! Now that's dealing with a poser! Great story!
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Old 03-31-2004, 22:00   #4
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Sometimes, you just wish you could cold-cock someone across the internet. Too many people run their suck and think that they can get away with it. A sock to the skull is just what some people need on occasion.
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Old 04-01-2004, 06:54   #5
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Old 04-01-2004, 08:20   #6
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Out of curiousity:
Were the non-SOF individuals with CCC, CCN, CCS allowed to wear the unofficial SOG patch?

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Old 04-01-2004, 09:20   #7
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NO one wore patches outside of the FOB. Everyone in the unit was assigned to C&C -- period. By definition that would make them SOF. There were a few non-SF (note the distinction from SOF) personnel. The individual I was talking to was SF. COMCEN personnel are SF as are commo men like I. However, C&C was a rare chance for we 05Bs to get out of the bunker and joiun in the "fun". Few commo men I knew were content to sit in a bunker and be a spectator. Like everyone else we were Special Forces first.

The patches you mention were a little too loud for QPs. We enjoyed going "sterile" and letting people wonder.

BTW: I don't recall anyone having a "SOG" patch in my day. Was there such an animal?
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Old 04-01-2004, 10:33   #8
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I figured as much, QP's have their name for a reason. The patch I was referring to was the MACV-SOG (CCN, CCC, CCS) with a grinning, beret'd skull in a shellburst with an anchor at the bottom. I believe it was unofficial. I'm going to stop asking these questions now, because they make me feel like a jerk.

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Old 04-01-2004, 11:09   #9
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If you like patches check this site out:

http://teamhouse.tni.net/Graphics/Patches/patchndx.htm

Although patches were designed from it, the patch you refer to was really a logo. I have a few plaques with it. The design denotes the Joint Service make-up of MACV SOG (Army, Navy, Air Force.
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Thank you for the clarification.
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I note that the RTNY patch is not identical to the one you've identified as authentic . . .
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Old 04-08-2004, 03:38   #12
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Yeah, there appear to be several differences that aren't from the transfer from patch to computer.
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I just made my first and probably last sojourn to the SOCNET. Seeing the general BS over there I thought I;d tell a little story:

I had just been assigned to FOB-2 (SOG) in January of 1968 and was at the "Safe House" in Danang waiting to fly out the next morning. I was sitting at a table all "Wide ehed and bushy tailed" listening to another trooper telling combat stories to me and a couple of other "cherries". All of a sudden, a slight built man got up from the bar, picked up a sateel pot, walked over and cold cocked the story teller right out of the chair. He didn't say a word but just went back to the bar and continued drinking.

I went up to the soldier and asked what that was all about. The trooper explained that the story teller was a COMCEN specialist and hadn't ever been out of the TOC on an operation. He had all of the good stories from reading the AARs.

The Quiet Professional was Fred Zabitowski, MOH who later became a good friend.

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QRQ 30:

Just found this thread.

Great story!!!

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