Search and rescue in southeast asia

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well written text and pixs. I would like to have seen more on the local base rescue with the HH43s, but I am prejudice as a former airborne rescue-man assigned to Udorn RTAFB from 66-67. Overall, if you want to know the history of SAR in SEA, this is the book.

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Page 32 - Because it is an area where the interests of the United States, the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, and Japan converge, Northeast Asia will continue to be an area of concern from the standpoint of collective security.
Page 44 - ... from Headquarters Thirteenth Air Force indicated that the tension between the Army and the Air Force was intensifying with the growing commitment of soldiers and airmen to Vietnam: "USAF interests are suffering in SEA. The trend toward an Army dominated COIN [counterinsurgency] effort is clear. . . . Their case will cost the USAF in roles and missions and will cost US lives in future actions. Army people are, in effect, being trained to consider our tactics ineffective and our capability limited,...
Page 178 - LZ Landing Zone MAAG Military Assistance Advisory Group MAC Military Airlift Command MACSOG Military Assistance Command, Studies and Observation Group...
Page 172 - Reports of the Comptroller General of the United States submitted to the Subcommittee on International Political and Military Affairs, CIR, USHR (Washington: USGPO, 1976).
Page 2 - To me it has always been a source of wonder and pride that the most potent and destructive military force ever known should create a special service dedicated to saving life. Its concept is typically American...
Page 145 - America's withdrawal from Vietnam came down to a rush to the top floors of the embassy. At 7:30 AM Marines slammed and barred the building's huge oak doors. One Marine shut off the elevators and then tossed tear gas grenades into the shaft. He then joined the others in a race up the stairs. At the fourth floor they turned to throw tear gas grenades down behind them.
Page 105 - Other members of the task group of twenty-five people included representatives from the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency. Under the code name "Ivory Coast" they labored for nearly three weeks on details of intelligence and mission planning.
Page 145 - kill" the chopper. An electrical fire aboard the gunship forced it to break off the chase, but in the meantime the boat made it to safety. The incident confirmed the fear of Americans during the last days of Saigon that the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, at least some of it, was trying to disrupt the evacuation.70 At midnight the weather and visibility remained good, so the evacuation continued.
Page 90 - Force, and interested congressional committees. We will make copies available to others upon request. In addition, the report will be available at no charge on the GAO Web site at If you...
Page 146 - Marines threw more gas and smoke grenades down the well, then they ran out onto the pad barring the small door behind them. They climbed aboard Swift 22, a waiting Marine CH-53. The turbines whined, the rotor blades moved around, picking up speed with each revolution. The ramp came up and the chopper...

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