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

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Stackpole books, 2008 - History - 228 pages
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  • In-the-cockpit perspective on aerial warfare during the Vietnam War
  • Many never-before-heard stories--some of them tragic, others humorous

    At the height of the Vietnam War, in 1968 and 1969, Reginald Hathorn (call sign NAIL 31) flew 229 combat missions as a forward air controller for the U.S. Air Force. He inserted Special Forces teams into North Vietnam and Laos, completed missions for the CIA, and flew missions with the Lao Army. Most of the time, he flew into Laos and called in airstrikes against targets inside that country--in a war which did not officially exist, about which the world knew nothing, and which the U.S. government denied.

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    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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    About the author (2008)

    Reginald Hathorn is a retired U.S. Air Force officer with more than 6,000 hours in twenty-three different aircraft. He has been an outdoor writer for more than forty years. He lives in Louisiana.

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