In the Vietnam War, SAR (Search and Rescue) became a big priority for the United States due to the vast scale of the war and an environment largely covered in thick jungle growth. The American military’s ability to perform effective Combat Search and Rescue missions was in the early days of the Vietnam War not adequate and wasn’t set up for such tasks. The rescue forces were mainly designed for cold war and local base rescue – not a jungle warfare scenario. This would have to change, using a large mix of helicopters and aircraft to save crashed aircrew a new mission was set. Learn from the men who lived it how they got the job done and gave it their all to “bring our boys home”. Presenters include two F-105 pilots who were rescued (Frank Tullo and Vic Vizcarra); and two para rescuers (PJs John Dagneau – Air Force and Paul DiGennaro – Navy) with emcee Bob Lilac.
Presenters: Frank Tullo, Vic Vizcarra, John Dagnaeu, Paul DiGennaro plus emcee Bob Lilac.