Offered here is a very tough to find MACV SOG presentation SOG bolo to General John W. Vogt, who was the Deputy Commander of MACV in 1972 and responsible for all US air operations in Southeast Asia. General Vogt would have been closely associated with the use of air assets in support of special operations activities. This bolo is engraved Presented to General John W. Vogt For Outstanding Support, From The Officers And Men, STDAT – 158, November 1972. The STDAT (Strategic Technical Directorate Assistance Team) was the downsized MACVSOG command, as Vietnamization took place and the SOG role in cross border operations began to change. The bolo itself is in very good condition, with the only real flaw being a quarter size flake in the chrome surface, to the left of the central SOG beercan patch insignia, not affecting anything. The remainder of the surface chrome is stable and has no issues. This is one of those unique pieces that also carries the Spy versus Spy beercan figures in white and black. The wood plaque is original to the bolo and has the 2 hanging blocks for the blade to rest on, 2 holes with a countersink for attaching this to a wall and there is some surface finish chipping with small losses. The bolo is about 16 inches in total length, with the plaque being about 19 1/2 X 7 1/2 X 2 inches, counting the hanging blocks. The weight is just over 5 pounds unpacked. The item “MACV SOG STDAT-158 Presentation SOG Bolo withPlaque, General John W. Vogt USAF RVN” is in sale since Wednesday, February 5, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Vietnam (1961-75)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons”. The seller is “loosecannon6970″ and is located in Torrance, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, France, Australia.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Vietnam