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Combat Talons in Vietnam - Recovering a Covert Special Ops Crew (Hardcover) Loot Price: R856
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Combat Talons in Vietnam - Recovering a Covert Special Ops Crew (Hardcover): John Gargus

Combat Talons in Vietnam - Recovering a Covert Special Ops Crew (Hardcover)

John Gargus

Series: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series

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Combat Talons in Vietnam is a personal account of the first use of C-130s in the Vietnam War. It provides an insider's view of crew training and classified missions for this technologically advanced aircraft. Many covert missions over North Vietnam were sucessful, but one night, John Gargus, a mission planner, oversaw an operation in which the aircraft-carrying eleven crewmembers-failed to return from a nighttime mission. For thirty years, a search for the missing aircraft remained in progress. In the late 1990s, the Combat Talon veteran community at Hurlburt Field in Florida, still uncertain of the full story, decided to dedicate a memorial to the lost crew. When wartime mission records were declassified, Gargus embarked on a long journey of inquiry, research, and puzzle-solving to reconstruct the events of that mission and the fate of its crew. He discovered that the wreckage of the plane had been found in 1992 and that the remains of the crew were being held in Hawaii. Through numerous Freedom of Information Act requests, interviews, and site visits, Gargus sought to answer the question of why it took so long to find the wreckage and, more importantly, why the special operations command units and crewmember families were left uninformed. By 2000, the remains were relocated to a common grave at Arlington National Cemetery at last providing a measure of closure to family, friends, and comrades.

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Imprint: Texas A & M University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series
Release date: February 2017
Authors: John Gargus
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-1-62349-512-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > Humanities > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
LSN: 1-62349-512-1
Barcode: 9781623495121

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