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Brig Gen Tom Fleming | 23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron - Air Force

5:55   |   The ARVN battalion was on the top of the hill and the NVA were swarming up. Forward air controller Tom Fleming describes the incredible scene of carnage when AC-130 gunships arrived and stopped the horde. He contrasts the bravery and commitment of the enemy with the mindset of the southern troops.

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Cold War
  • Brig Gen Tom Fleming  |  Cold War  |  Multiple Units  |  9:24

    From the beginning, Tom Fleming wanted to be a fighter pilot. He settled for a tour as a forward air controller in Vietnam and, after that, his quest for fighters continued as he embarked on a lengthy Air Force career. That career took him to Turkey, Germany, many stateside bases and the Pentagon, but it was Hawaii that was most satisfactory.

Operation Desert Storm
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