MACVSOG MEDAL OF HONOR  PRINT

To honor and memorialize MACVSOG’s Congressional Medal of Honor recipients and the men of MACVSOG

Limited Edition of 250 prints

Each print contains original signatures of the five surviving members of SOG:  Col Robert Howad, CCC; CSM Jon Calaiavi, TF1AE (CCN); Lt Thomas Norris, USN Seal STDAT, Lt Michael Thornton, USN Seal STDAT, Col James Fleming, USAF, 20th SOS

AND lists all eleven SOG's Medal of Honor recipients: Col Robert Howard, CCC; CSM Jon Calaiavi, TF1AE (CCN); Lt Thomas Norris, USN Seal STDAT; Lt Michael Thornton, USN Seal STDAT; Col James Fleming, USAF 20th SOS;  CSM Frank Miller, CCC;  1LT George K. Sisler, FOB-2(CCC); CSM Fred W. Zabitosky, FOB-2(CCC); MSG Roy P. Benavidez, B-56; SP/5 John J. Kedenberg, FOB-2 (CCC); 1LT Loren D. Hagen, CCN.

(These prints were designed for the sole purpose to support the Special Operation Association's (SOA) Scholarship fund and all prints and sales are under the control of the SOA. SOA's order from is at the bottom of this page).

FACT SHEET

 

 

Creative Work of Robert L. Noe, CCN 69-70 and Artist Frank Allen

 

Certificate of Authenticity accompanying the print certifying that each signature on the print is original.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each print is 20 x 24 inches and contains the names of all of the MACVSOG’s Congressional Medal of Honor (MOH) recipients and the original signatures of the five surviving MACVSOG MOH recipients:

Col Robert C. Howard, US Army Special Forces, CCC, Hatchet Force Rescue (Most decorated serviceman in U.S. History, submitted for the MOH three times in 13 months and appearing on the cover of the Green Beret Magazine October 1969). Video Clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bRsvw4IdiE

Col James P. Fleming, US Air Force 20th Special Operation Squadron’s Green Hornet for rescuing RT Chisel, CCS, from imminent annihilation. Video Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9nCnlqIWuE

Lt Michael E. Thornton, US Navy SEAL, STDAT, for saving the life of Lt Thomas Norris a CMH recipient (The only time in US History when a recipient is awarded a MOH for saving the life of another CMH recipient). Video Clip:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jmNNciM0aA

Lt Thomas R. Norris, US Navy SEAL, STDAT, for the famed 4 day "Bat 21" rescues of two downed pilots. Six months later, he sustained a near-fatal head wound in action and was rescued by his fellow Navy SEAL, Michael Thornton. Video Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS57YKGHDKc

SGM Jon R. Cavaiani, US Army Special Forces, CCN, for his two day defense of Radio Relay Site Hickory. He was captured during the battle and was a Prisoner of War (POW) in North Vietnam for 1 year and 8 months. Video Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bRsvw4IdiE

PRINT IMAGES

Upper Left: Lt George Sisler, FOB 2, Hatchet Force was Killed in Action (KIA) in Feb 1967 during a bomb damage assessment (BDA). He was the first MACVSOG Medal of Honor recipient and the first intelligence officer ever to receive the MOH.

Lower Left: Major Larry A. Thorne was lost, Missing in Action (MIA), on MACVSOG's first mission, 18 October 1965.  A native of Finland, he was a recipient of the Finnish Mannerheim Cross, the equivalent of the US Medal of Honor, while serving in the Finnish Army against Russia during WWII.  His remains were recovered in Laos 37 years after being declared Missing in Action.

Right Center: On strings, during a STABO extraction in 1968, are SFC Walter Hawley, SFC Agostino Chiarello, and SFC Clifford Roberts.

Bottom Center: At Kham Duc, RVN, a Special Forces "A" camp, on the Vietnam-Laotian border, and a MACVSOG training and launch site, Recon Team Iowa stands in front of a Vietnamese H-34, "King Bee", helicopter prior to the launch of MACVSOG’S first mission on October 18, 1965. Top Left SFC Jim "Halo" Smith; 4th from left, top, One Zero (10), Team Leader, SGM Charles L. "Slats" Petry, and bottom left SFC Steven W. Comerford.

Upper Right: The Radio Rely Site "Leg Horn" located in Laos.

Lower Right: A Navy SEAL Recon Team

 

Received an email from our Finland friend reporting that his copy of the MACVSOG CMOH print is on display with the Larry Thorne memorial in Turku, Finland:

"Dear Friends, ......... The SOAR (MACVSOG MOH) print is with other Thorne material in Turku. They are just great."
Jari

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