Combat Talons in Vietnam: Recovering a Covert Special Ops Crew - Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series (Hardback)John Gargus (author)
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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.
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23 mm
--Lieutenant General LeRoy J. Manor (12/08/2016)
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