MARBLE MOUNTAIN DANANG VIET NAM 1969
Those of us in country in 1969 will remember this incident well. This DC-8 charter was cleared
to land at DaNang International at night. The crew mis-identified Marble Mountain Army airfield
as DaNang which is way too short for large aircraft. Getting that loaded slug down and stopped
at night must have made that pilots seat cushion dissppear forever!! All recommendations
were to disassemble the aircraft and ship it home but as you see this behemoth got off the
ground in 2800 feet with very little fuel aboard and landed at DaNang International a few scant
Super 8MM footage shot by a GI in 1969. This event is pretty well known history among the
"Non Sked" flight crews flying the MAC charters in and out of Viet Nam.
What's interesting is, once Seaboard World Flight Operations got the word on what
happened, they contacted Douglas Aircraft Corp for advice...Douglas said "take it
apart and ship it home". FAA said the same thing..........you can see from this footage
how the flight crew handled the matter.
Air Support for Marine Unit
This video was filmed by some Air Force Joint Tactical Air Controllers (JTAC) in Tal Afar, west of Mosul in Iraq. A Marine unit
got pinned down in the street. JTAC set their video camera on the bumper of their armored HUM-V, which they were using
for cover. Keep an eye on the opposing van parked just down the street. The rounds you hear are from the Marines, the
ones you hear pinging against the side of the vehicle with no accompanying pop are from the bad guys. When the Marine
says they just fired the "rifle," it means an F-16 aircraft just launched a Maverick missile. You can hear it come in and see it
strike the vehicle the bad guys were using for cover.
The First Living Medal of Honor Winner since Vietnam
If you want people to get the chills, and instill a sense of pride in our country and
military, this is the one! This gripping, patriotic film short is great to honor vets,
remember the fallen and teach kids the price of their freedom.
I Fought For You
Saluting Marine - Memorial Day 2010
3000 vets on motorcycles from across the USA paraded in D.C. the Sunday
before Memorial Day, while a solitary, saluting Marine greeted them out on
Constitution Avenue... the Marine stood at salute for 3 straight hours, while the
parade of roaring bikes kept on coming.... it is held in remembrance of those
who've fallen in the military.... the event is called Rolling Thunder... George Bush
used to meet these bikers before they paraded... the camera is on the Marine a
lot... watch his struggles with his emotions, and his struggles with holding that
salute... the way he salutes is very touching... his head lowered, his eyes down,
in reverence for the fallen.