operation SPINDOWN information
SOG was a US Army unit
From date 690304 to 690311
Primary service involved, US Army
Description: This SOG Hatchet Force operation saw Company A from Kontum insert more than 100 men into a hill overlooking Highway 110 in Laos about 12 miles west of Ben Het. Two large helicopter flights inserted this force. They closed this section of the Ho Chi Minh Trail at the peak of the annual dry season. The occupied hill formed part of a natural choke point for trucks traffic on this route. At night the SOG force could easily coordinate USAF AC-119 and AC-130 gunships on the NVA.
The source for this information was SOG by Plaster P:260
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