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Page x - He is a graduate of Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and the Professional Military Comptroller School of the Air University.
Page viii - Dow is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and the Air War College.
Page 50 - A subordinate operational component of a tactical air control system designed for control and direction of close air support and other tactical air support operations, and normally collocated with fire-support coordination elements.
Page 47 - Marine 105 mm howitzers force the enemy infantry to abandon the area and withdraw toward the Ba Long Valley. Within two hours 13 of 16 T-54 tanks had been destroyed by mines, tank fire, air strikes and Marine Infantry weapons. Of the remaining three, one withdrew; two were deserted by their crews during the battle. Both captured tanks were proudly driven by Marines back to Ai Tu as war trophies. The first enemy tank-infantry assault on Pedro was repulsed with the enemy leaving 157 dead on the battlefield.
Page 26 - I think probably the most significant change in airpower over the last 25 years ... is this complete flexibility and our capacity to respond at a moment's notice. If anybody had told me 25 years ago that you could take a fighter wing out of Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico and have it overseas in less than a week and have it flying combat, I'd have said "You're nuts!
Page 25 - There was no hot water or air conditioning on the base. All water required testing for potability before we could drink it.
Page 50 - So, we could do nothing but watch, wait, and thank GOD for the US Air Force.
Page 25 - Squadron, for example, all but one had served at least one previous tour in Southeast Asia; four men had two previous tours.