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Posted 10/23/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
A Shau
A Shau was one of several U.S. Special Forces camps located near the Laotian border. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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A Shau was one of several U.S. Special Forces camps located near the Laotian border in I Corps to keep watch on infiltration of enemy units into South Vietnam from the North.

On March 9-10, 1966, Maj. Bernie Fisher flew several Close Air Support missions in support of the besieged U.S. Special Forces, Vietnamese irregulars and Chinese Nung troops on the ground. Maj. Fisher was awarded the Medal of Honor for his unconventional and daring rescue of a fellow A-1 Skyraider pilot downed by enemy ground fire.

To read more about the fall of A Shau, click on the links below.

March 9
March 10
Rescue of Lt. Col. Myers
"The Fall of A Shau" (complete pdf version of the Project CHECO report)

Source: "The Fall of A Shau - Project CHECO Report," HQ PACAF Technical Evaluation Center, Project CHECO
Prepared by: Mr. Kenneth Sams, Chief, SE Asia Team, Project CHECO, 18 April 1966

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