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By John Gargus

Combat Talons in Vietnam is a private account of the 1st use of C-130s within the Vietnam battle. It presents an insider’s view of workforce education and labeled missions for this technologically complicated plane. Many covert missions over North Vietnam have been profitable, yet one evening, John Gargus, a project planner, oversaw an operation during which the aircraft—carrying 11 crewmembers—failed to come from a evening project. For thirty years, a look for the lacking airplane remained in progress.

within the past due Nineteen Nineties, the wrestle Talon veteran group at Hurlburt box in Florida, nonetheless doubtful of the entire tale, made up our minds to commit a memorial to the misplaced workforce. whilst wartime undertaking documents have been declassified, Gargus launched into a protracted trip of inquiry, learn, and puzzle-solving to reconstruct the occasions of that challenge and the destiny of its workforce. He chanced on that the wreckage of the aircraft have been present in 1992 and that the continues to be of the group have been being held in Hawaii. via various Freedom of data Act requests, interviews, and placement visits, Gargus sought to respond to the query of why it took goodbye to discover the wreckage and, extra importantly, why the specified operations command devices have been left uninformed. by means of 2000, the is still have been relocated to a typical grave at Arlington nationwide Cemetery finally delivering a degree of closure to family members, buddies, and comrades.

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