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George Ferkes | Multiple Units - Air Force

3:54   |   There is a always lot of dry humor in military life. Special operations pilot George Ferkes recalls some moments from his career that made him laugh.

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Videos ( 12 )
Cold War
  • George Ferkes  |  Cold War  |  8th Special Operations Squadron  |  3:04

    When he returned from Vietnam, George Ferkes is fairly sure he saw his old hooch burning on the television when Quang Tri fell. After a couple of years he leapt at the chance to join a special ops outfit, even though, at the time, there was little interest in those units.

  • George Ferkes  |  Cold War  |  Multiple Units  |  4:24

    Special forces went through a bit of a renaissance after the failed rescue of the hostages in Iran. Never again would US special operations be caught flat footed and unprepared. Pilot George Ferkes was a part of that mission and it provided him with a purpose that guided him through the rest of his career.

  • George Ferkes  |  Cold War  |  Multiple Units  |  2:31

    George Ferkes pays tribute to leaders who inspired him during his career in Air Force special ops. His part in the Iran hostage crisis became a catalyst for the rest of his career which he dedicated to the build up of special forces.

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