Miliitary Odyssey 2013: Photo-Shoots
War & Peace Revival 2013: Photo-Shoots
Overlord 2013: Photo-Shoots
Miliitary Odyssey 2012: Photo-Shoots
War & Peace 2012: Photo-Shoots
War & Peace 2011: Photo-Shoots
Trucks & Troops 2011: Photo-Shoots
Military Odyssey 2010: Photo-Shoots
War & Peace 2010: Photo-Shoots
RT Montana: Life Around Camp 1970
RT Idaho: 1971
RT New York
RT Wyoming BDA Mission 1971
MACV-SOG HALO Teams 1970 -1971

RT Montana 1969
RT Viper One-Zero 1971
RT West Virginia One-One 1971
RT Maine 1970
RT Iowa 1969 - The Golfcourse

MACV-SOG Equipment:

Individual Equipment
Team Equipment
Weapons
Personal Gear
Original MACV-SOG Gear

Australian SASR
Seal Team 1

War & Peace 2011: Dak To Launch Site: History
A history of the SOG Launch site at Dak To


This year our display was a recreation of the Dak To launch site, our biggest display yet. Next year we plan to build the rest of blast wall and the control tower. This is a brief history of the SOG launch site at Dak To that will give some context to the pictures in our photo-shoots.

The camp at the Dak To airstrip was built on a rise and slightly higher than the airstrip. It was occupied by the 5th Special Forces Detachment "A-244" and its mailing address was APO San Francisco 96499.

Summer 1966: DAK TO was proposed as a launch site for "Shining Brass" as KHAM DUC was being phased out. There were two airstrips in the area, the larger being used by SOG. The "A" Team area was used as the control area for the launch site. The waiting area for launching, helicopter landing and team loading was on the grassy area behind a small building on the runway. If bad weather delayed the team's insertion, the tea
stayed overnight in the "A" Teams visitors quarters.


Legend:
1.Gate Guard Shack
2.Visiting Officers Housing
3.Visiting Sergeants Housing
4.Special Forces Team House
5."A" Team Operations & Radio Room
6.CIDG Housing
7.Montagnard Housing
L.Latrine/Shower



Spring 1967:
The area was used by FOB 2 (Kontum) and Project OMEGA (Nha Trang) and only had launch site personal present when a team was being launched.

Fall 1967: To improve the grassy knoll area a tent was erected and a CONEX container was brought up and used as a radio room. Barbed Wire was strung around the small area, mainly to keep area curious onlookers.

Beginning in October 1967 the NVA began a major battle campaign and besieged Dak To. During the siege the launch sites "radio room" was destroyed by enemy fire. The entire site underwent major renovation.


The real Dak To blast wall


Our recreated Dak To blast wall

1968-69: The basic configuration of the site remained the same but Detachment "A-244" 5th SFGA moved out and the US Army's 4th Infantry Division moved in.


The real Dak To bridge


Our recreated Dak To bridge

1970-71: Accompanying the 4th Infantry Division was its curiosity, their undue attentions finally necessitated numerous "warning signs" as seen in our recreation.


Our recreated signs and Dak To bridge

Late 1971: During 1971 the DAK TO launch site was closed. Its launch site equipment and radios were relocated to a newly established launch area at PLEI DJERENG which then resumed the DAK TO launch site mission.

Source: Harve Sal: SOG History Vol 3 Locations

Some shots of our recreated Dak To launch site