Here There Are Tigers: The Secret Air War in Laos, 1968-69

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Stackpole Books, May 8, 2008 - History - 228 pages
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At the chaotic height of the Vietnam War in 1968 and 1969, Maj. Reginald Hathorn flew 229 combat missions as a forward air controller for the U.S. Air Force under the call sign of Nail 31. During both day and night, he piloted his Cessna 0-2 into Laos, where he inserted Special Forces teams, conducted missions with the CIA, helped rescue downed pilots, and called in air strikes against enemy targets on the Ho Chi Minh Trail-in a war which did not officially exist. Book jacket.

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User Review  - LamSon - LibraryThing

A very interesting account of a Forward Air Controller (FAC) in Laos during the Vietnam. Hathorn describes calling in air strikes against vehicles, troops and elephants along the Ho Chi Minh Trail ... Read full review

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User Review  - Travis - Goodreads

Another book I picked up to gain a better understanding of what we were doing in Laos. Good book, with some great war stories. Read full review


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