From the SOA – 1SG (Ret) Bernard Bright
April 15, 2022 (Age 87)
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Special Forces / MACV-SOG
SFA Chapter 85 / SOA Mem #651GL
Bernie Bright, age 87, passed away on April 15, 2022 in Port Saint Lucie, Florida.
Bernard Bright was one of the SOG hatchet force men who was part of Operation Tailwind.
SFC Bright directing his men aboard a Marine helicopter at the beginning of Tailwind. Notice his wearing of tiger stripes and the use a a CISO rucksack.
Photograph taken in Laos during Operation Tailwind. This is the foxhole where the wounded were attended by Sgt. Rose who was later awarded the DSC for his actions during the operation.
SFC Bright in formation receiving an award after Operation Tailwind. Notice Medic Mike Rose to Bernie’s left.
Below is a CAR15 handguard brought home by Bright and later given to a collector. His words about it below the image.