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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.


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.

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)


tip of the spear magazine

Tip of the Spear Magazine

June 2010 issue, featuring Major General Eldon Bargewell, 2010 Bull Simons Award recipient

The Southern California Sentinel

Southern California Sentinel

June 2019 issue, honoring Major General Eldon Bargewell (1947 – 2019)

Special Operations Association Reunion 2019

Special Operations Association Reunion 2019

2019 Special Operations Association Pre Reunion Packet featuring an article honoring Major General Eldon Bargewell


Coastal Washington Town Celebrates the Life of a Hometown Hero New
U.S. Army Special Operations Command History Office / By Suzanne Harrison
Published August 2023
The Soldier and the Sculptor – Two Notable Harborites, Part 1 – The Soldier 
The Daily World, May 11, 2023 / by Tom Quigg
Part I – Highly decorated Major General Eldon Bargewell rooted deep in Hoquiam
The Soldier and the Sculptor – Two Notable Harborites, Part 2 – The Sculptor 
The Daily World, May 16, 2023 / by Tom Quigg
Part 2 – Another Harborite — Rip Caswell — from Montesano, world-renowned for his art
Presidential Unit Citation
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.

Image 1 of Presidential Citation

Image 2 of Presidential Citation

HHS Grad Reflects on Career of Making a Difference
The Daily World, March 13, 2006 / Courtesy of Eliane McCracken, neighbor of the Bargewell family

Hoquiam Grad Appointed Commander of US Special Operations in Europe
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

The Major General Bargewell Memorial Delta Park Will Honor a Hoquiam Hometown Hero
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

Humble Warriors
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 ObituraryDothan 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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