Major General Eldon Bargewell Media
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MG Eldon Bargewell MACV-SOG
Major General Eldon Arthur Bargewell was a United States Army General officer. He served in MACV-SOG Rangers and as commander of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force unit.
Eldon Bargewell Tribute 2019
A very moving tribute honoring Major General Eldon Bargewell by the Special Operations Association.
2010 BULL SIMONS AWARD HONOREE
The Bull Simons Award is given by U.S. Special Operations Command to the person who exemplifies the esprit, values, and skills of the special operations warrior.
A biographical video of Major General Eldon Bargewell, the 2010 recipient.
MG Eldon Bargewell Foundation
A video presentation created by Jay Fry, Hoquiam High School Class of 1966 graduate and MG Eldon Bargewell Foundation Board member. It provides a brief overview of MG Bargewell’s military career and the Foundation’s efforts to honor him by building Delta Park.
Modern military history podcast
Special Forces historian Bud Gibson joins the MMH Podcast to prove how MACV-SOG directly led to the creation of Delta Force. In Part 1, he discussed Col. Charlie Beckwith and Major Richard J. Meadows who were both founding figures of Delta and served with SOG in Vietnam. In Part 2, he tells the stories of MSgt. William ”Country” Grimes, SGM Walter L. Shumate, and Major General Eldon Arthur Bargewell. (MG Eldon Bargewell’s story starts at 42:44)
Delta Park, in honor of Hoquiam native Major General Eldon Bargewell, will be dedicated on Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 20, 2023. The park is located at the intersection of Emerson, N, and Maple Streets in Hoquiam.
Jay Fry and Tom Quigg were on the Live @ 9 show to talk about the project and about MG Bargewell.
Tip of the Spear Magazine
June 2010 issue, featuring Major General Eldon Bargewell, 2010 Bull Simons Award recipient
Presidential Unit Citation New
4 APRIL 2001 The Presidential Unit Citation (Army) was awarded to MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observations Group), during a ceremony at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. The citation is awarded to units for extraordinary heroism in action. The unit award is equal to the individual award of the Distinguished Service Cross, the U.S. military’s second highest award for valor.
HHS Grad Reflects on Career of Making a Difference
The Daily World, March 13, 2006 / Courtesy of Eliane McCracken, neighbor of the Bargewell family
The Daily World, September 6, 1998 / Courtesy of Eliane McCracken, neighbor of the Bargewell family
Together We Served – Roll of Honor, MG Eldon Bargewell
Together We Served website
How Top-Secret Commando Unit SOG Took On the Most Dangerous Missions in Vietnam
Special Operations News Update
SOF News website
Major General Bargewell Camouflage Beret
Special Forces History website
Grays Harbor Talk website (Note: original post has been edited)
MACV-SOG: The Covert Special Operations Unit You’ve Never Heard Of
Stavros Atlamazoglou, Sandboxx website
Group Raises Funds for Hoquiam Park to Honor Homegrown Military Hero
The Daily World, June 22, 2021
with permission of the author General Lawson Magruder III from his book: A Soldier’s Journey Living His “Why”
Major General Eldon Bargewell, a Special Operations Legend, Stavros Atlamazoglou, Sandboxx website
Eldon Bargewell, Missions Possible, The Daily Progress, November 5, 2006
Four Decades After War, a Friend Comes Home, The Daily Progress, October 2, 2011
At the Wall, Another Wall Comes Down, The Daily Progress, October 2, 2011
SOG During The Vietnam War, Business Insider, February 9, 2021
General Eldon Bargewell of Hoquiam remembered as a warrior, The Daily World, Apr 30, 2019
3 Legendary Leaders, Stavros Atlamazoglou, Business Insider, November 12, 2020
General Leading Haditha Probe Known for Integrity, Toughness, Washington Post, June 16, 2006
Distinguished Member of the U.S. Army Special Forces Regiment, Inducted April 5, 2012
Last Man Out, Tom Neven USSOCOM History Office, Soldier of Fortune website
Together We Served, Military Service Page for MG Eldon Bargewell created by SGM Mike Vining
Major General Eldon Bargell Obiturary, Dothan Eagle, May 8, 2019
Major General Eldon Bargell Biography
Special Operations Legend Major General Eldon Bargewell Laid To Rest, by Jack Murphy, SOFREP, May 11, 2019
Major General Eldon Bargewell Gravesite
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