Emergency Retraction of 1st Recon Battalion Team "Duckbill" Surrounded by Viet Cong near Tam Ky South Vietnam
John C. Arick Collection
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
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.
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 25 Apr. 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]