John Stryker Meyer entered the Army Dec. 1, 1966. He completed basic training at Ft. Dix, N.J., advanced infantry training at Ft. Gordon, Ga., jump school at Ft. Benning, Ga., and graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in Dec. 1967. He arrived at FOB 1 Phu Bai in May 1968, where he joined Spike Team Idaho, which transferred to Command & Control North, CCN in Da Nang, January 1969. He remained on ST Idaho to the end of his tour of duty in late April, returned to the U.S. and was assigned to E Company in the 10th Special Forces Group at Ft. Devens, Mass. until October 1969, when he rejoined RT Idaho at CCN. That tour of duty ended suddenly in April 1970.
This Tiger Stripe Boonie was work by John during his time with SOG and can be seen in-country in the picture below, its made of scraps of different types of Tiger Stripe cloth.
John is the author of two excellent books on his time at MACV-SOG and these can be purchased on his website, sogchronicles.com.
Courtesy of Guy at Brightlight Military Antiques and the Beau Brummel Collection