Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Mar 19 1967, Page 10

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - March 19, 1967, Tokyo, Japan Strikes hurting Mcconnell says san Force chief of staff general Mcconnell said he is convinced the mounting pressure of bombing in North will ultimately prove to be a major Factor in bringing the communists to a peace the enemy Hue and cry about such bombing is compelling proof the strikes Are hurting them and impeding the flow of supplies to the dont sir Hes a private Bien Vietnam what happens when your name is Cser pronounced and you have to answer the Tele phone about 900 times a Day what happens is this recent conversation Between pfc James Cser of of the 145th combat Avia Tion and an unnamed 68th orderly pfc who is this asked the pfc who pfc i know youre a but what is your name this could have gone on in the switchboard operator Cut in and explained to the now slightly enraged caller that the person he was talking with was named pronounced with the caller decided he was not being harassed and had a laugh Over the confusing matter of sp4toe6 in a month Vietnam Mally it takes about seven years to make staff sergeant Jack Brown of the 25th inf made it in four and May have set a he went from specialist fourth class to staff sergeant e6 in one a jump of three command grades and two pay the speedy promotions were awards for finishing first in two consecutive training the first was the 3d brigade task Force noncommissioned officer a two week course geared to teach enlisted men techniques that will make them effective cos in the 21yearold oklahoman finished first in a class of 25 and was promoted to sergeant e5 by James the Bri Gade on Brown and 14 others attended the 4th it was the divisions second class and the first that men from the 25th the divisions 10day course is similar to the brigades but de signed for More senior the course includes calling air map leadership and orientation to Brown again finished Man in a class of was promoted from sergeant e5 to staff sergeant 10 Pacific stars stripes March 1967 a Mcconnell said in a talk due for delivery Here to the air Force Navy and air Force pilots could do their Job much faster and destroy More important targets in North Vietnam despite the most concentrated and sophisticated Mcconnell but the does not desire to destroy North in a review of what he called the most difficult role of air Power in the air Force general said statistics on bomb tonnages dropped and the military targets destroyed really do not Tell the full Story of the what he is the cumulative effect on the enemy including the things lie can no longer do because of the effect of air this he the North vietnamese Are paying a mount ing Price in fighting capability and the advantages of guerilla tactics Are the movement of men and supplies is increasingly Dif he cannot mass troops for major he no longer has sanctuaries to regroup and rest and he no longer has the Protection of night to escape detection and he can still harass and am Bush and but he no longer has any Chance whatever of win he knows it and our men know Mcconnell people who clamor that air Power has failed just dont understand the per dont want to understand he if they would bother to look at the they would find that air Power in Southeast Asia not Only has done everything it was told to but that it has done it better and accomplished far More than was expected of Tymi f jw4 f a Nap Between meals a weary Marine sleeps on piles of c rations while waiting for a resin apply helicopter during a recent operation South of a the weather held ii supplies and this was a Good time to catch up on Lon lost up radio photo pilots anxious moments in the sea and out sate record pc defect in week Vietnam Bureau Saigon vietnamese govern ment authorities welcomed Back a record Viet Cong defectors the week ending March sources reported the number was 30 More than the previous High recorded the week the years total under the Chieu hoi open arms program stands at nearly double the figure for the same period last Saigon up for Pete the difference Between Freedom and either death or capture measured Only five min last he realized the fear of All shot Down Over communist Ter but within five minutes after he made his worrisome plunge into the water off the coast of Viet Marine Peter Kruger was Home freeboard a Jolly Green giant it was a real smooth Kruger said of the chopper lift by the piloted by air Force Robert of and i knew i had it made there were a few anxious min utes when Pilot of a Marine a4 skyhawk on a strike mis Sion Over North was far less certain of communist guns in the de militarized zone separating the two had erupted and battered his frantically head ing to the open Kruger steered his stricken Craft out to the South China he bailed his plane and Kruger landed about five Miles from the Doz and Over the South China Prince said he and his Crew were returning to Danang from emergency standby duty at Quang Tri to the North when they received a Call from we turned our helicopter around and headed for the area we spotted the marines Wing Man then we dropped Clown and picked the Pilot out of the it was approximately three to four minutes from the time the Pilot hit the water until he was said princes All assigned to 38th aerospace Rescue and recovery at a included 1st Warren of Pilot a1c Francis of Hyde flight Mechanic and a2c Joseph of Kansas Par Rescue Vietnam casualties Washington de1 sense department has announced the following casualties in connection with the conflict in Viet Nam kilii31 it action army pfc Richard pig Jimmie pfc Gerald Wilming sp5 Ralph 2lt Oscar sp4 Cecil me pfc Clyde pfc Lynn russells pfc Stephen Philadel i Phi sgt Jesus sp4 Dean american Navy hm3 John Ohio Marine corps Cpl Robert pfc Virgus Ramsey Little Cpl John pfc Lynwood pfc David Cpl pfc Edward Cpl Magdaleno lords Cpl Glenn White Cpl Raymond Cpl Paul pen Cpl Philippe Philadel Cpl Ronald Philadel pvt Joseph 2d it Carold port s c Charles Bates Cpl Larry pfc Thomas Chat pfc Douglas Milkau pfc Daniel missing to army sp4 Frank Murphys missing in action army sgt Edward Kaii Shiro sp4 Gerald Breen 1i10i not As a of hostile action army pfc Victor missing to host1lk army sp4 Walter Miller far missing not As a a sult of hostile action army sp6 Clifford Sparks sp4 Timothy Livnah a n d y c a p p f Tow Are s in gettin1 Flo mtg i i we dont argue a2 Uch As we web to nowadays 7e just me in off me Rocker leaves it at that

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