He is host of the podcast, the SOGCast, which aims to amplify the stories of Green Berets who served in the Secret War.
Recently, military hero, author, and podcast host, John Stryker Meyer joined Mike Walsh on VANC’s SoCal Military News and Views podcast. In this episode, he shares the story of his time in Vietnam and how he is using his platform to encourage fellow Green Berets, share their stories, and inspire listeners across the country.
John Stryker Meyer enlisted in the Army, became a Green Beret, and was part of the Secret War in Vietnam. He is a huge supporter of VANC, as well as a good friend of Chuck Atkinson and Mike Walsh. Although he is no longer a resident of Southern California, John continues to support VANC and help fellow veterans. He has not only written three books on the Vietnam War, he is also the host of the podcast, the SOGCast, which aims to amplify the stories of Green Berets who served in the Secret War. He and Mike talk about his story, how he and Chuck became friends, and what he is doing to continue supporting military men and women.
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Pick up one of John’s books: https://www.amazon.com/John-Stryker-Meyer/e/B002A510S4%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
Listen to the SOGCast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sogcast-untold-stories-of-mac-v-sog/id1572904295
Check out his interviews on Jocko Willink’s show: https://www.podchaser.com/creators/john-stryker-meyer-107a9GgC3y
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Author, Podcaster, Retired U.S. Army Special Forces combat veteran
Born Jan. 19, 1946, John Stryker Meyer entered the Army Dec. 1, 1966. He completed basic training at Ft. Dix, N.J., advanced infantry training at Ft. Gordon, Ga., jump school at Ft. Benning, Ga., and graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in Dec. 1967. He arrived at FOB 1 Phu Bai in May 1968, where he joined Spike Team Idaho, which transferred to Command & Control North, CCN in Da Nang, January 1969.
He remained on ST Idaho to the end of his tour of duty in late April, returned to the U.S. and was assigned to E Company in the 10th Special Forces Group at Ft. Devens, Mass. until October 1969, when he rejoined RT Idaho at CCN. That tour of duty ended suddenly in April 1970. He returned to the states, completed his college education at Trenton State College, where he was editor of The Signal school newspaper for two years.
In 2021 Meyer and his wife of 26 years, Anna, moved to Tennessee, where he is working on his fourth book on the secret war, continuing to do SOG podcasts working with battle-hardened combat veteran Navy SEAL and master podcaster Jocko Willink.