He entered the U.S. Army on June 23, 1968; took basic training at Fort Ord, CA; Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Gordon, GA (Sep '68-Nov '68); Jump School at Fort Benning, GA (Nov '68-Dec '68).
Special Forces Training at Fort Bragg, NC--Dec '68- Sep '69.
Sep '69-Mar '70--Detachment A-502 5th SFGA
Mar '70-Sep '70--5th SFGA Political Warfare Band
Oct '70-Apr '71--MACV SOG SOA CCC RT Montana
Discharged Apr 15, 1971.
Apr '71-Apr '74--Worked in construction and served in active reserves with 12th SFG.
Returned to active duty on Apr 1, 1974, assigned to 25th Inf Div,
Apr '74-June '77--25th Infantry Division, Hawaii.
June 22, '77--Medically Discharged and Retired as Staff Sergeant.
June 22, '77 to present -- Sonny Hoffman has pursued a career as an artist and writer and lacks twelve semester hours for his college degree. He lived previously, with his wife and daughter, in Warner Springs, California, and then moved to the "sonny" state of Florida. At present, Sonny is traveling.
Sonny can be E-mailed at: email@example.com