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John Stryker Meyer

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Nickname(s)  Tilt
Battles and wars  Vietnam War
Years of service  1966–1970?
Battles/wars  Vietnam War
Other work  Author
Name  John Meyer

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Service/branch  United States Army Special Forces - The Green Berets
Unit  5th Special Forces Group, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group
Similar People  Sam Walton, John T Walton, Billy Waugh, John F Kennedy, Aaron Bank

Allegiance  United States of America

John stryker meyer vietnam war veteran

John Stryker "Tilt" Meyer (born January 19, 1946) is an American author and U.S. Army Special Forces combat veteran of service in covert reconnaissance with the Studies and Observations Group, also known as MACV-SOG. Meyer resides in California, since 1985, and has published two works of nonfiction related to his experiences in the Vietnam War.


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Meyer's first book was a nonfiction memoir, first published in 2003, titled Across the Fence: The Secret War in Vietnam.

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Living history john stryker meyer

Early life

John Stryker Meyer John Stryker Meyer Special Forces Association Chapter 78

Meyer attended Trenton State College.

Military career

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Meyer enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1966. He was accepted into the United States Army Airborne School and became airborne qualified.

U.S. Army Special Forces

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As U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War increased, the United States began deploying Special Forces "A-teams" (Operational Detachment Alpha, or ODA, teams) to Southeast Asia in support of counterinsurgency operations against the Viet Cong, North Vietnamese and other Communist forces.

Awards and decorations

  •   Combat Infantryman Badge
  •   Parachutist Badge (United States)
  •   Army Commendation Ribbon
  •   Army Air Medal
  •   National Defense Service Medal
  •   Vietnam Service Medal
  •   Vietnam Campaign Medal
  •   Presidential Unit Citation (United States) 2001, Studies and Observations Group
  • Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
  •   Army Special Forces Tab
  • (partial list)

    Published writings

  • Author, Across the Fence: The Secret War in Vietnam Amazon Books 2003
  • Meyer, John Stryker and Peters, John E. On the Ground the Secret War in Vietnam 2007 ISBN 0977143171 OCLC 228179095[1]
  • References

    John Stryker Meyer Wikipedia