Moral Imperative : 1972, Combat Rescue, and the End of America's War in Vietnam Moral Imperative : 1972, Combat Rescue, and the End of America's War in Vietnam

Moral Imperative : 1972, Combat Rescue, and the End of America's War in Vietnam

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Publisher Description

In 1972, America was completing its withdrawal from the long and divisive war in Vietnam. Air power covered the departure of ground forces, and search and rescue teams from all services and Air America covered the airmen and soldiers still in the fight. Day and night these military and civilian aircrews stood alert to respond to "Mayday" calls. The rescue forces were the answer to every man's prayer, and those forces brought home airmen, sailors, marines, and soldiers downed or trapped across the breadth and depth of the entire Southeast Asia theater. Moral Imperative relies on a trove of declassified documents and unit histories to tell their tales.

Focusing on 1972, Darrel Whitcomb combines stories of soldiers cut off from their units, advisors trapped with allied forces, and airmen downed deep in enemy territory, with the narratives of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, contract pilots, and special operations teams ready to conduct rescues in Laos, Cambodia, North Vietnam, and South Vietnam. All of these missions occur against the backdrop of our withdrawal from the war and our diplomatic efforts to achieve a lasting peace.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
SC
Shawn Compton
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
14:32
hr min
RELEASED
2020
December 22
PUBLISHER
Tantor Media, Inc
SIZE
590.2
MB