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George Ferkes | 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron - Air Force

5:28   |   Forward air controller George Ferkes marked his targets with white phosphorus rockets that put out a lot of smoke. He also had a Starlight scope, the first practical night vision device, but it was bulky and hard to use. He describes one memorable mission which had him supporting an ARVN unit near the DMZ which was overrun by the enemy.

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Keywords   :     George Ferkes    pilot    Forward Air Controller (FAC)    Vietnam    rocket pod    white phosphorus (WP)    Starlight scope    Fire Support Base Fuller    Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)    Dave Dickerson

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