My Videos
Welcome to the Life and Times of SFC Michael G. Stahl, U.S. Army (Ret.) MORE FUN THAN FEAR

My Video Collection

A note about my vides. These videos fall into three (3) major classes: 1) Those that I have “acquired” elsewhere and am re-posting here for your viewing. 2) Two that are “home movies,” so to speak, that document my skydiving. And 3), music videos I have “produced,” combining an audio track together with images and text. Several of these are ballads that were first recorded in Vietnam and others dealing with Vietnam Veterans, today.


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Give Me A HueyGive Me a Huey: A fitting tribute to the aircraft most associated with the war in Vietnam. Good music, lyrics and imagry. This is a “happy” view of our most favorite bird. It will make you smile and say, “Oh hell, YES!! Anyone who can watch this video and not get goose-bumps, is not a Vietnam veteran. Duration: 4 min. 36 sec.

Man in the DoorwayThe Man in the Doorway: Another tribute to the Huey and her crews. A poem that will make you feel proud and tear your heart out at the same time. This one will bring tears to the eyes of anyone who was there and those that can empathize with us. Make sure your friends and family see these. It might help them understand our war. Duration: 4 min. 12 sec.


Remembering the Ultimate SacrificeRemembering the Ultimate Sacrifice: Dedicated to the American Soldier. This slide show, set to music (artist not identified), pays homage to the ultimate sacrifice a warrior can make. A sacrifice we each accepted as a possiblity when we put on the uniform. Duration: 4 min. 50 sec.


America, Remember MeAmerica, Remember Me: I received the music for this video many months ago. I added the imagery in an attempt to bring the plight of our “forgotten” we always leave behind. I intentionally chose the most disturbing POW graphics I could find. Viewer discretion is advised.

Duration: 3 min. 40 sec.


Don't Blame it on UsDon’t Blame it on Us: I, also, received the music for this video many months ago and added the imagery. From the time of my last home coming in 1970, until President Reagan admonished Americans to not blame the Vietnam War on the warriors, veterans were openly despised by our fellow citizens, including veterans from earlier wars. It is the experience of most Vietnam veterans, that this attitude has just gone into the closet. This song, obviously recently recorded, exposes the blame

and disrespect we still endure. Duration: 3 min. 36 sec.


We Thought it Would Always Be that WayWe Thought it Would Always be That Way: Like the previous two (2), I received the music for this video many months ago. This is a stark reminder about the “Home Coming” of the Vietnam veterans vs. what we expected and deserved. The ubspoken stigma continues with mere lip-service being given in recognition to our service to OUR country and our sacrifices for OUR country.  It is a

time in America’s history the American people want to put behind us,

to the great detriment of my brothers.  Duration: 3 min. 42 sec.


A Shau TowerA Shau Tower or The Battle of A Shau: 1st of seven (7) music videos compiled by me from ballads that were written and performed in SEA during the war in Vietnam circa ‘67 - ‘68. This ballad recounts the true story of the rescue of a downed SPAD pilot by one of his wing men.  

Duration: 3 min. 45 sec.


As We Came AroundAs We Came Around and Tried to Get Some More: 2nd of seven (7) music videos compiled by me from ballads that were written and performed in SEA during the war in Vietnam circa ‘67 - ‘68. This ballad tells the gruesome story of three fighter pilots avenging the loss of one of their own. Men responsible for wreaking death and destruction on the enemy often adopt what seems to be a very

blasé attitude. Duration: 1 min. 47 sec.


Ballad of the Green BrassiereThe Ballad of the Green Brassiere: 3rd of seven (7) music videos compiled by me from ballads that were written and performed in SEA during the war in Vietnam circa ‘67 - ‘68. This ballad, sung to the tune of The Ballad of the Green Beret,  tells the tale of the loss of one of the most beloved of those serving in Vietnam - the military nurses. Their suffering is but a miror note in the history of the

war except for those of us to whom they administered.

                           Duration: 2 min. 38 sec.


The FAC Who Never ReturnedThe FAC Who Never Returned: 4th of seven (7) music videos compiled by me from ballads that were written and performed in SEA during the war in Vietnam circa ‘67 - ‘68. This is the story of another of the too often unsung heros of the war in Vietnam. The “story” is told by the song,

so enjoy.  Duration: 3 min. 33 sec.


Friendly FACFriendly FAC: 5th of seven (7) music videos compiled by me from ballads that were written and performed in SEA during the war in Vietnam circa ‘67 - ‘68. This ballad mimics a radio conversation between a besieged Special Forces patrol and their FAC. This is really fun and clearly shows

the camaraderie and mutual respect these warriors felt.

Duration: 4 min. 36 sec.


Stand to Your GlassesStand to Your Glasses: 6th of seven (7) music videos compiled by me from ballads that were written and performed in SEA during the war in Vietnam circa ‘67 - ‘68. This song, which has many versions and is known by many different titles is based upon a poem written by Francis

Thompson (1808-42), a youthful junior official stationed in India.

Duration: 1 min. 54 sec.


Strafe the TownStrafe the Town and Kill the People: Last of seven (7) music videos compiled by me from ballads that were written and performed in SEA during the war in Vietnam circa ‘67 - ‘68. A song of terrible black humor. As with As We Came Around and Tried to Get Some More, men responsible for

wreaking death and destruction on the enemy often adopt what seems

to be a very blasé attitude. Duration: 0 min. 52 sec.


MACV-SOG: Suicide MissionsMACV-SOG: Suicide Missions: An early History Channel documentary documentary from about 2002, which introduces the world to MACV-SOG, America’s most elite fighting unit during the Vietnam War. SOG (comprised of members of all four services with U.S. Army Green Berets forming the bulk of the members) operations were not de-classified until 1995, twenty (20) years after the fall of Saigon. And, until this day, some missions remain classified. It was an honor and a privledge to have searved for a year with these Best of

the Best.  Duration: 45 min. 51 sec.


MACV-SOG with John PlasterMACV-SOG: Interviews, historical footage and discussions:  This origin of this video is unknown to me. I first encountered it on YouTube, where it has been re-posted. SOG (comprised of members of all four services with U.S. Army Green Berets forming the bulk of the members) operations were not de-classified until 1995, twenty (20) years after the fall of Saigon. And, until this day, some missions remain classified. It was an honor and a privilege to have searved for a year with these Best of the Best.  Duration: 45 min. 51 sec.


NHA KY THUATNha Kỹ thuật: Nha Kỹ thuật (Houses Engineering): Strategic Technical Directorate "STD" was the strategic intelligence of the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces, subordinated to the General Staff, in charge of the organization, operations commandos gather intelligence , counterintelligence strategy against the government the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam.

They took over the missions of MACV-SOG after America abandoned the

South Vietnamese peoples.  Duration: 45 min. 51 sec.


Tribute to SOG and LLRP’sTribute to MACV-SOG and LLRP’s:  This video is of unknown origin. I believe it was on YouTube for awhile. It is basically a slide show of recon images set to music.

Duration: 3 min. 28 sec.


The Story of Special ForcesThe Green Berets and the Story of Special Forces:  This British documentary traces the origin of special operations forces and particularly the U.S. Army’s Green Berets. NOTE: 1) The first Special Forces operation was in WWII, when, on the first operation, a team destroyed Hitler’s heavy water project. Thus ended Germany’s nuclear program. This operation set the standard for the SF “suicide mission.” Some things are worth dieing for. And 2) There were NO Special Forces units activated during the

Korean War. Duration: 54 min. 16 sec.


USASF - Elite Army ServiceU.S. Army Special Forces - Elite Army Service:  A U.S. Army recruiting video (circa 2014). Viewer discretion is advised. This video might give you a strong desire to jump out of airplanes.

Duration: 2 min. 52 sec.


Road to Becoming a Green BeretRoad to Becoming a Green Beret:  A U.S. Army recruiting video (circa 2014). Viewer discretion is advised. This video might give you a strong desire to jump out of airplanes.

Duration: 3 min. 21 sec.


Jump Master's DanceJump Master’s Dance: A fun video I received as an e-mail attachment. Duration: 4 min. 54 sec.


I Fought For YouI Fought For You:  A Video I recently found that expresses some of the frustration veterans face when dealing with the protected, now 99% of the population. This one always makes my eyes leak.. Duration: 4 min. 14 sec.


The Complete History of the Green Berets: This is an excellent History Channel documentary about  the United States Army’s Special Forces, the Green Berets. The video covers a time period from its inception in 1952, through the First Generation of SF and into the modern Second Generation fighting today’s global war on terrorism. Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.


MACV-SOG with John PlasterMACV-SOG: Interviews, historical footage and discussions:  This documentary was compiled by some organizationIDed as DEVGRU5022. Duration: 14 min. 46 sec.