Memoirs of B-52 Bomber Pilot Jay Lacklen (Vietnam War 1973)

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Re: Memoirs of B-52 Bomber Pilot Jay Lacklen (Vietnam War 1973)

Post by Firefly » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:04 am

viper wrote:
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:53 am
Years ago I made the acquaintance of a former Viet Cong soldier who told me they only feared two things: 1) a B52 strike and being captured by the South Korean soldiers.
Why the South Koreans specifically? :hattip:

Edit: Sorry just seen the dates on posts.
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Re: Memoirs of B-52 Bomber Pilot Jay Lacklen (Vietnam War 1973)

Post by Jim Gil » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:11 am

Firefly wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:04 am
viper wrote:
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:53 am
Years ago I made the acquaintance of a former Viet Cong soldier who told me they only feared two things: 1) a B52 strike and being captured by the South Korean soldiers.
Why the South Koreans specifically? :hattip:

Edit: Sorry just seen the dates on posts.
The South Koreans were the second largest foreign force and were responsible for their own version of the My Lai massacre.
And they had a fondness for the torture and sometimes murder of any v.c. they captured.
I mean wtf is it with our Asin friends. I know It's not specifically an Asian trait (unfortunately) but they do carry it out with gusto and have a certain panache in this area. :)
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Re: Memoirs of B-52 Bomber Pilot Jay Lacklen (Vietnam War 1973)

Post by hanno » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:48 am

Jim Gil wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:11 am
I mean wtf is it with our Asin friends. I know It's not specifically an Asian trait (unfortunately) but they do carry it out with gusto and have a certain panache in this area. :)
Other places where torture was carried out by Asians: Abu Ghraib, Hola in Kenya, Camp Abu Naji, then there were the "Hooded Men" during the troubles, Auschwitz and all the other concentration camps... Those pesky Asians.
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Re: Memoirs of B-52 Bomber Pilot Jay Lacklen (Vietnam War 1973)

Post by Takmav » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:10 am

Yea. Lots of terror for the crew sitting in a plane 8 miles high. Probably had trouble eating his hero sandwich and freedom fries when he got back to base.
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Re: Memoirs of B-52 Bomber Pilot Jay Lacklen (Vietnam War 1973)

Post by Jim Gil » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:19 am

hanno wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:48 am
Jim Gil wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:11 am
I mean wtf is it with our Asin friends. I know It's not specifically an Asian trait (unfortunately) but they do carry it out with gusto and have a certain panache in this area. :)
Other places where torture was carried out by Asians: Abu Ghraib, Hola in Kenya, Camp Abu Naji, then there were the "Hooded Men" during the troubles, Auschwitz and all the other concentration camps... Those pesky Asians.
You are quite correct it happens everwhere, i did mention that, but i could have been clearer. Sorry.
That being said i still think they are particularly adroit even today, China, Notth Korea, Myanmar, the Philippines they are world class.
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