Director of Strategic Technical Directorate
Vietnamese Special Forces Commander



Master ParaWings


Twenty three years of Special Forces Service to Vietnam

Tribute to a Special Forces Commander  (English)

An ARVN Hero, Director of  Special Branch, Office 45B (English)

TAPS to Colonel NGO THE LINH  (pictures)

Tưởng Niệm Cố Đại Tá NGÔ THẾ LINH  (Vietnamese)

Memorial Sitemap

Major Ngo The Linh at Đà Nẵng in 1964

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Memorial Day 1999

Ngo Xuan Hung page

Special Forces Community Condolences Book




Officer Academy THỦ ĐỨC - NAM ĐỊNH  (Vietnamese)

Biệt Hải (Nha Kỹ Thuật) Quân Lực Việt Nam Cộng Ḥa
Sea Commandos - MACV-SOG

Nha Kỹ Thuật - BTTM - Quân Lực Việt Nam Cộng Ḥa

Strategic Technical Directorate - MACV-SOG

MACV-SOG The Legacy

NHA KY THUAT and MACV-SOG pictures

USMC Website more MACV-SOG pictures


more pictures related to Colonel Ngo The Linh Services:  Special Branch long-term agents,
Loi Ho (Thunder Tiger), Hac Long (Black Dragon) and Biet Hai (UDT Sea Commandos).



Colonel Ngo The Linh awarded medals to Nha Ky Thuat Commandos

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled,
or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust
and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again;
who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course;
who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst,
if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be
with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."

(Paris Sorbonne, 1910)



MACV-SOG & Nha Ky Thuat commandos

The Lost Commandos

But in late 1972, as the Paris peace talks convened, clothing and food improved for the captured commandos. Word spread among them that all prisoners of war would be released under the emerging treaty. On Jan. 27, 1973, the cease-fire agreement was signed by the United States, South Vietnam and North Vietnam, calling for the return of prisoners of war within 60 days. Although almost 600 U.S. POWs were released, the commandos-some of whom had been in the same prisons as the Americans-were not. In protest, scores of them staged a series of hunger strikes that were mercilessly broken up by prison guards armed with clubs and dogs.

At the negotiating table in Paris, the United States might not have been in any position to ask for the release of the commandos. "How could you ask for them?" Andrade asks. "These were not supposed to be United States teams, and you would not want to disclose your collusion in a secret operation. Even if we were involved in the training and the missions, it was (South Vietnamese) President Nguyen Van Thieu's job to ask for them." 



President NGÔ Đ̀NH DIỆM

President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu


TAPS to Director William Colby - Central Intelligence Agency
TAPS to Colonel Jack "Iceman" Isler - Bury Me with Soldier
TAPS to Colonel Robert McKnight (Chief of SOG OP-34)
TAPS to Medal of Honor Recipient - CSM Franklin D. Miller

US Special Forces & CIA:  Wilfred J. A. Charette

History of Strategic Technical Directorate

Special Mission Service (SMS) - So Cong Tac - Nha Ky Thuat
Coastal Security Service (CSS) - So Phong Ve Duyen Hai
CSS Sea Commandos Re-Union with US Advisors

Why are Special Operations Forces Important ?

Helping Vietnamese (ARVN) Disabled Veterans

VIETNAM: Culture and History




TAPS to a Special Forces Commander

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for Freedom and Democracy for the Viet Nam Republic and the Free World.



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Cố Linh Mục Bửu Đồng

Biệt Hải - Sở Pḥng Vệ Duyên Hải

Nha Kỹ Thuật QLVNCH

Trường Vơ Khoa Thủ Đức

Cố Đại Tá Ngô Thế Linh

Tưởng Niệm CHT Sở Bắc

Memorial Sitemap




(Sở Pḥng Vệ Duyên Hải)

(Coastal Security Service)

Pictures and articles about top-secret missions by sea



Salute to all Special Forces, who dare to go forth to free the oppressed,
the Vietnamese Nha Ky Thuat and American MACV/SOG Commandos
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Tiễn biệt Cố Đại Tá Ngô Thế Linh

Biệt Hải - Sở Pḥng Vệ Duyên Hải

Nha Kỹ Thuật QLVNCH

Lịch Sử Nha Kỹ Thuật

Hoạt động của BK Sở Bắc tại Bắc Việt

Paradise island (Cù Lao Chàm)

Hoài cảm của T.70

Trường Vơ Khoa Thủ Đức

Oan hồn trên xứ Huế - Mậu Thân 1968

Tổng Thống Ngô Đ́nh Diệm
Tổng Thống Nguyễn Văn Thiệu
Tưởng niệm Cụ Trần Văn Hương

 Thiếu Tướng Nguyễn Khoa Nam

Thiếu Tướng Phạm Văn Phú
 Chuẩn Tướng Lê Văn Hưng

Chiến Dịch Vinh Danh Lá Cờ Vàng

Thuyền Nhân Tỵ Nạn Cộng Sản

50 Năm Tội Ác Cộng Sản (html)

A life for Freedom and Democracy

TAPS - Colonel Ngô Thế Linh

Sea Commandos - Coastal Security

Strategic Technical Directorate

History of Strategic Technical Directorate

Paradise island (Cù Lao Chàm)

Sacred Sword of the Patriots League

Presidential Unit Citation for SOG

An ARVN Hero by T.70

Thu Duc ARVN Military Officer Academy

Viet Cong "Strategy of Terror"

President Ngo Dinh Diem (54-63)

President Nguyen Van Thieu (67-75)

VN Coastal Raiders part 1, part 2, part3

The Lost Commandos (MACV-SOG)

MACV-SOG Commandos (RT Idaho)

Campaign for the Vietnamese Yellow Flag

Boat People tragedy

50 Years of VN Communist Crimes

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