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The Veteran’s Day Parade with MOH recipient, Nicholas Oresko

This Veteran’s Day I had the honor of being able to act as a liaison for Mr. Oreskoat the Veteran’s Day parade in New York City.  At age 94, Mr. Oresko was ordered by his doctor not to attend the parade.   That didn’t seem to deter him much.  After all, Mr. Oresko almost single handedly cleaned out several bunkers full of Nazis during the Battle of the Bulge.  The cold weather wasn’t about to keep him away.  The last ten or so blocks of the parade, Mr. Oresko felt up to getting out of the vehicle for a bit and was pushed down 5th Avenue by his friends and caretakers.  People cheered and clapped as the oldest living Metal of Honor recipient passed them, I think everyone was really in awe of this man.

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Kit Up with MACV-SOG and John Stryker Meyer

Since it was veterans day, I wanted to reach out to some of our vets to help us remember America’s previous conflicts.  It’s a great honor to be able to introduce to you my buddy, John Stryker Meyer.  John served in MACV-SOG, attaining the position of One-Zero, Team Leader, of Recon Team Idaho.  Having led cross border operations into Laos and Cambodia, John was sworn to secrecy for decades.  It is only now that he, and other SOG veterans, are able to tell their story.  Since Kit Up! focuses on weapons and equipment, I asked John to tell us a little about what he carried during his time in Studies and Observations Group:

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