News Clipping February 1961

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News Clipping February 1961
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"
us, Troor:fPlanes
,
.
Pu,
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"\II'
Crew
rt
WAS
.
UP} - U:S.' troop a
nes
were readied yesterday and an aircraf .cat p
s believed sailing toward the troubled Laos-VitW:Nani area
to be ready for whatever develops in the, far, Pacific
crisi's.·
"
'
HugeC130 transports were under crew alerts or
have already moved at
Air Force Base in South,
Carolina and Sewart AFB
in Tennessee. Both are near;
waratroop bases. .t.
'.
'!
••
~
.
Shaw
Brig. G~tl. Frederick' J. Sutterlein,
Sewart'
commander,
told / newsmen some aircraft
have left Sew art. Sutterlein'did
.not sP.·
they went
but p
,<,~~p,ld be
nearby
''iKy., a
paratr
d Sutterlein
planes
had left.. <t
$,
..."
'Staying 'Ready
The deputy c6mmander of
the Tactical Air Command, Lt:
Ge-n. Jacob Smart, said repositioning of the troop carriers
is ,"just' our way of staying
ready for any-eventuality."
He added that
transpcrt,
units are moving only at
and Sewart. Travis AFB in Oa1ifornia, another of 'l;'AC:s ni-ne
bases, reported a,' "normal. 24hour
alert"
but
apparently
there was. no immediate plane
movement.
The ai
ton of
IKong
unoffjCl
to wate
transp
r~f! evere and
the M
.'",.1ing a Marine la
>1letlmof 1,000 me;n,
also. were reported within epsy,
sailing distance.
: -
Sttciw'
,
.0
Official Laos Tie
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'-~ .'
'
There ',~as no' Qfficia~ linking
of the Tactical Air Command"
movements with 'the Laotian
situation and a spokesman at
';

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