John Hartley Robertson came into the world on October 25, 1936, in Birmingham, Alabama. Having grown up during World War II, he gave up high school to pursue a career in the Army at the tender age of 17. And after joining the Special Forces, he was chosen for an intriguing role.
Robertson was in fact selected to become part of the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group. This was an elite Special Operations Group often referred to as MAVC-SOG. What’s more, these secretive units were purportedly controlled by the CIA.