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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
Personal Gear
Original MACV-SOG Gear

Australian SASR
Seal Team 1

SOG Veteran: 1st LT Michael Forte: RT West Virginia

Some items belonging to 1st Lt Michael Forte of RT West Virginia between Jan/Feb 1971 and October 1971

Michael Forte shown holdng a cut-down RPD. Photo courtesy of Ray Velasco



In September 1970 Congressional Medal of Honor winner Bob Howard (then CCN recon Company Commander) granted Ron Knights request to train a group of Chinese Nungs as a sister recon team to RT Iowa. Knight, being 6 foot tall, thought that the taller Chinese Nungs would mask his height and the the plan was for the team to run as NVA regulars. The team was named after his wife. The team always ran with Chicom weapons in CISO manufactured NVA clothing.

Ist Lieutenant Michael Forte joined Recon Team West Virginia in Jan/Feb 1971 he took the 1-1 position with Knight as the 1-0, Forte later took over the 1-0 position where he remained until September of 1971. We were contacted by Forte's Nephew who kindly supplied these unpublished photos.

A relaxed looking Michael Forte. Photo courtesy of Ray Velasco

Michael Forte shown near a fuel bladder, note the RT West Virginia team patch on his coat pocket and the USARV patch on the left sleeve: Photo courtesy of Ray Velasco

Fantastic RT West Virgina team patch painted on wood, for a full breakdown of the meaning behind this patch see Jason Hardys second book: Photo courtesy of Ray Velasco

RT West Virginia SOG shellburst, handpainted on wood. Michel Forte can seen holding this in the new Jason Hardy book. Photo courtesy of Ray Velasco