"Aces of The Eighth" by Jack Fellows

80th FS F-105 pilot/POW Colonel Murphy Neal Jones, RIP

Colonel Murphy Neal Jones

LTM Jonathan Hayes’ 2016 Memorial Day Speech To Oregon State ROTC

LTM Jon Hayes gave a speech to the Oregon State University ROTC cadets on Veteran’s Day 2016 and he’s shared it with us. Well done, Sir! LTM Jonathan Hayes’ 2016 Memorial Day Speech To Oregon State ROTC Captain Nisbett, Lt Col Brainerd, Lt Col Miller, distinguished guests, cadets and midshipmen, Fifty years ago last summer God’s gift to fighter aviation…

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Linebacker II. Forty Four Years Ago

Buster McGee sent me a great email from John Morrissey. I asked permission to forward it. Here’s his reply: On 12/31/2016 6:18 PM, John Morrissey wrote: Hi Jim (that’s my Maiden name…), It would be an honor to provide the requested piece to the Headhunters. My F-105 class at Nellis in the summer of 1963 was mostly with the fine…

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Vietnam Photo Gallery

Hanoi Taxi video

The Hanoi Taxi The Hanoi Taxi (tail #66-0177) was retired from active service in May 2006.  She was the last of the 285 C-141s built by Lockheed to leave active service.  She flew 100 POWs out of Hanoi on 12 February 1973, some of them tasting freedom for the first time in six years.  Each POW put their shot-down date…

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Hanoi Jane

“Visits to Hanoi by Jane Fonda and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark and ministers gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of battlefield reverses. We were elated when Jane Fonda, wearing a red Vietnamese dress, said at a press conference that she was ashamed of American actions in the war and would struggle along with us….

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Testing the Rules of Engagement

Everyone in Vietnam knew that the restrictions imposed by the rules of engagement (ROE) were insane, but only two Air Force officers fell on their swords in protest. It is quite basic knowledge that, if you need brain surgery, you get a brain surgeon to do it–not plumbers….. The following article was written by Joe Patrick: The war in Vietnam…

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