Ron Carr

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Nick Manderfield

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Fall 10-12-2016


The FAC or Forward Air Controller had a unique role in interdicting supplies coming from the Hanoi-Haiphong area thru Laos into South Vietnam. In 1969/70, young USAF Capt. Ron Carr flew the OV-10 as a FAC on more than 200 combat missions. Learn first hand what it was like to do this; why the North Vietnamese chose to route the supplies thru Laos and why the operation was so secret.