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Harvest of a Quiet Eye By Craig Stevaux
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As if in some kind of karmic joke, newly-assigned Peace Corps volunteer and Vietnam War opponent, Malcolm Jossogne, arrives in Udon, Thailand to find this once quiet, upcountry town has been... More > transformed by the presence of thousands of American soldiers into a vulgar shantytown of massage parlors, strip joints, bowling alleys, and neon-lit nights. Streets that once carried bicycles are now choked with caravans of honking blue taxis only American soldiers can afford. Bars and brothels outnumber Buddhist temples. Where saffron-robed Theravada monks once padded in silent contemplation, Led Zeppelin and Three Dog Night now blast from the doorways of GI bars, and drunken Americans on all fours vomit into the gutters. Grotesque imitation of American fashion, customs, and vices induces a cultural schizophrenia. Nearer to Hanoi than Bangkok, Udon is strategic to the U.S. military as it prosecutes the war. But it’s also here in the ireality of Udon that Malcolm is to meet a Thai girl, “the other half of his flesh.”< Less
Harvest of a Quiet Eye By Craig Stevaux
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As if in some kind of karmic joke, newly assigned Peace Corps volunteer and Vietnam War opponent, Malcolm Jossogne, arrives in Udon, Thailand in 1970 to find this once quiet, upcountry town has been... More > transformed into a vulgar shantytown of massage parlors, strip joints, bowling alleys, and neon-lit nights by the presence of thousands of American soldiers. Streets that once carried bicycles are now choked with caravans of honking blue taxis only American soldiers can afford. Bars and brothels outnumber Buddhist temples. Where saffron-robed Theravada monks once padded in silent contemplation, Led Zeppelin and Three Dog Night now blast from the doorways of GI bars, and drunken Americans on all fours vomit into the gutters. Grotesque imitation of American fashion, customs, and vices induces a cultural schizophrenia. Nearer to Hanoi than Bangkok, Udon is strategic to the U.S. military as it prosecutes the war. But it’s also here that Malcolm is to meet a Thai girl, “the other half of his flesh.”< Less
The Laotian Civil War: The Intransigence of General Phoumi Nosavan and American Intervention in the Fall of 1960 By Jarred Breaux
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The Laotian Civil War: The Intransigence of General Phoumi Nosavan and American Intervention in the Fall of 1960 focuses on a specific event during American-sponsored “Secret War” in... More > Laos. In the fall of 1960, General Kong Le overthrew the Laotian government that was established after Laos had declared their independence from France. However, Kong Le still recognized the power of the Laotian King, a person who was really at the mercy of the military generals. This thesis proves that General Phoumi Nosavan was intentionally uncooperative in negotiating a coalition government because he wanted to seize the city himself and appoint a Rightist pro-Western anti-Communist Prime Minister.< Less
The Laotian Civil War: The Intransigence of General Phoumi Nosavan and American Intervention in the Fall of 1960 By Jarred Breaux
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The Laotian Civil War: The Intransigence of General Phoumi Nosavan and American Intervention in the Fall of 1960 focuses on a specific event during American-sponsored “Secret War” in... More > Laos. In the fall of 1960, General Kong Le overthrew the Laotian government that was established after Laos had declared their independence from France. However, Kong Le still recognized the power of the Laotian King, a person who was really at the mercy of the military generals. This thesis proves that General Phoumi Nosavan was intentionally uncooperative in negotiating a coalition government because he wanted to seize the city himself and appoint a Rightist pro-Western anti-Communist Prime Minister.< Less
The Laotian Civil War: The Intransigence of General Phoumi Nosavan and American Intervention in the Fall of 1960 By Jarred Breaux
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The Laotian Civil War: The Intransigence of General Phoumi Nosavan and American Intervention in the Fall of 1960 focuses on a specific event during American-sponsored “Secret War” in... More > Laos. In the fall of 1960, General Kong Le overthrew the Laotian government that was established after Laos had declared their independence from France. However, Kong Le still recognized the power of the Laotian King, a person who was really at the mercy of the military generals. This thesis proves that General Phoumi Nosavan was intentionally uncooperative in negotiating a coalition government because he wanted to seize the city himself and appoint a Rightist pro-Western anti-Communist Prime Minister.< Less
The Laotian Civil War: The Intransigence of General Phoumi Nosavan and American Intervention in the Fall of 1960 By Jarred Breaux
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The Laotian Civil War: The Intransigence of General Phoumi Nosavan and American Intervention in the Fall of 1960 focuses on a specific event during American-sponsored “Secret War” in... More > Laos. In the fall of 1960, General Kong Le overthrew the Laotian government that was established after Laos had declared their independence from France. However, Kong Le still recognized the power of the Laotian King, a person who was really at the mercy of the military generals. This thesis proves that General Phoumi Nosavan was intentionally uncooperative in negotiating a coalition government because he wanted to seize the city himself and appoint a Rightist pro-Western anti-Communist Prime Minister.< Less
F-4 Phantom Crew Chief: Sam Lassiter's Vietnam Saga By Samuel W Lassiter Jr
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I was just one of the countless crew chiefs working F-4 Phantoms on the flight line in Thailand during the intensive action packed latter part of the Vietnam War. This is my exciting life’s... More > story with focus on my tour at Udorn RTAFB. There are numerous books written by various fighter pilots of their missions over Vietnam with exciting aerial combat. The support level on the flight line was also grueling, but in a very different role. This is my everyday life at the typical crew chief’s level keeping our fighters combat ready 24 hrs a day. Each new day brought a different challenge, dealing with sapper attacks, support for Operation Linebacker II, venomous snakes on the flight line, and living with the tropical heat and humidity. It was busy and it was noisy. Walk with me and experience what it was like in the crew chief’s everyday life on the line. — Sam Lassiter< Less
F-4 Phantom Crew Chief: Sam Lassiter's Vietnam Saga By Samuel W Lassiter Jr
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I was just one of the countless crew chiefs working F-4 Phantoms on the flight line in Thailand during the intensive action packed latter part of the Vietnam War. This is my exciting life’s... More > story with focus on my tour at Udorn RTAFB. There are numerous books written by various fighter pilots of their missions over Vietnam with exciting aerial combat. The support level on the flight line was also grueling, but in a very different role. This is my everyday life at the typical crew chief’s level keeping our fighters combat ready 24 hrs a day. Each new day brought a different challenge, dealing with sapper attacks, support for Operation Linebacker II, venomous snakes on the flight line, and living with the tropical heat and humidity. It was busy and it was noisy. Walk with me and experience what it was like in the crew chief’s everyday life on the line. — Sam Lassiter< Less
THE RF-101 VOODOO OVER SOUTH EAST ASIA 1961 - 1970 By William Greenhalgh
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Among the first U.S. reconnaissance aircraft in Southeast Asia, the RF-101Cs from PACAF's squadrons spent long periods of temporary duty at Don Muang Airport and Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base in... More > Thailand and at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam, photographing vital objectives in Laos and South Vietnam to provide most of the intelligence used by U.S. and South Vietnamese forces. When the United States finally decided to bomb targets in North Vietnam, RF-101C pilots took the first prestrike and poststrike photographs and led the Air Force and Vietnamese strike aircraft to the targets. The Voodoo pilots photographed objectives all the way to the China border, surviving anti-aircraft fire, missiles, and MiG interceptors – and suffering losses. Truly, the pilots of the RF-101s had a deadly dangerous job, and this history of their achievements pays a much-deserved tribute to their skill and fortitude.< Less