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Item Number
473AU0431
Record Number
67080
Title
Emergency Retraction of 1st Recon Battalion Team "Duckbill" Surrounded by Viet Cong near Tam Ky South Vietnam
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
John C. Arick Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
17:32 min/sec
Physical Location
CS67.9
Description
This is a series of radio transmissions between several gun ships and soldiers on the ground. As the gun ships make passes they drop some ammo to the infantry. The gun ships drop several flares for illumination during passes to eliminate ground fire. The pilots have very descriptive discussions of the tactics of close air support. There is a possible case of friendly fire during one pass with two infantry wounded. Ultimately the enemy were driven back enough to extract the infantry and wounded.
Citation
Emergency Retraction of 1st Recon Battalion Team "Duckbill" Surrounded by Viet Cong near Tam Ky South Vietnam,  1967/01/30, John C. Arick Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 1 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=473AU0431>.
Pub. Credit Line
473AU0431, John C. Arick Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 9 Feb 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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