MACV-SOG Recon Team OHIO SOG issued Browning Hi-Power Pistol #59
MACV-SOG Recon Team OHIO Command Control Central (C&C or CCC) SSGT Jason “Woody” Woodworth?€?s SOG issued Browning Hi-Power Pistol
The 9MM Browning Hi-Power Pistols were purchased through the Central Intelligence Agency from the Belgian Government for early cross border operations… The foreign pistols were issued to U.S. MACV-SOG Reconnaissance Team personnel as a secondary weapon… Recon Team OHIO CCC MACV-SOG SSGT Jason “Woody” Woodworth?€?s SOG issued Browning Hi-Power Pistol was retained at the completion of his tour with MACV-SOG… The weapon was later personalized when he had the piece engraved by a Special Forces gunsmith…This weapon is illustrated in Jason Hardy’s MAC V SOG: Team History of a Clandestine Army, Vol. 2
“JASON TAMASESE “WOODY?€? WOODWORTH, SOA #125-GL, MSG, US Army, retired, passed away 15 January 2009 in Hawaii. Woody?€?s Special Operations assignments included: FOB2 (C&C), OP 34A & 35A, and Liaison Bureau. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with Co G, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. Prior to the Korean War he served with the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division in Japan. Other assignments included 2nd Airborne Battle Group, 503rd Infantry, Okinawa, 1st, 3rd and 5th Special Forces Groups, MACV Recondo School and the Pathfinder Platoon, 25th Infantry Division. He also was attached to 1st Special Forces Group SCUBA Detachment twice: once as a medic and once as an interpreter. After retiring from the US Army, Woody went to work with Vinnell Corporation in Saudi Arabia and then went to work for Civil Service at the US Army Range Control Center at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Pohakuloa Training Center, Hawaii; Range Control, 2nd Infantry Division, South Korea. His many awards included the Silver Star for Heroism during the Korean War, Combat Infantryman Badge (2nd Award), Pathfinder Badge, Master Parachutists Badge. Woody founded Chapter 43 of the Special Forces Association. ”
Additional Book References to SSGT Woodworth: Woodworth, Jason T. – Woody – Staff Sergeant – C&C, FOB-2, LN- Pages 40 (pictured) and 149 (pictured) – Plaster, J. L. (2000). SOG: A Photo History of the Secret Wars. Boulder, CO: Paladin- Page 21 – Plaster, J. L. (2004). Secret Commandos. New York: Simon and Schuster.- From Stephen Sherman’s CIB/CMB and Vietnamese Jump Wing Reference:Page 826 – Staff Sergeant Jason T. Woodworth – Second Award of the Combat Infantryman Badge – 1 March 1965 while with A-326- From Stephen Sherman’s Who’s Who from 1st SFG(A) in Vietnam: Page 89 – Staff Sergeant Jason T. Woodworth, assigned as Light Weapons Specialist at A-321, Ben Cat from 26 June 1964 to 28 December 1964
An exceptionally rare Vietnam documented service weapon carried and used by a USSF MACV-SOG Recon Team member..
(MACV-SOG Recon Team OHIO SOG issued Browning Hi-Power Pistol)