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The 12-15 May 1975 Mayaguez Incident: A Reappraisal

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dc.creator Landreth, Major Kent
dc.creator Lengel, Major Ed
dc.creator Rambo, Major Chuck
dc.creator Rodriguez, Major Shelly
dc.date.accessioned 2008-01-07T15:29:12Z
dc.date.available 2008-01-07T15:29:12Z
dc.date.issued 2005-11-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/30224
dc.description The University Archives has determined that this item is of continuing value to OSU's history. en_US
dc.description.abstract On 12 May 1975, the SS Mayaguez , an American-flagged container ship transiting the Gulf of Siam, was seized by forces of the Cambodian Khymer Rouge navy and the forty-man crew taken captive. Acting in response to orders from Commander-in- Chief Gerald Ford, US military forces were committed to recover the ship and crew and to engage in retaliatory bombing of targets on the Cambodian mainland. The result was the first helicopter assault operation in Air Force history, as USAF Special Operations and Combat Rescue H-53s inserted a reinforced rifle company of Marines on to Koh Tang, the small island where the Mayaguez 's crew was erroneously believed to be held. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ohio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studies en_US
dc.description.sponsorship United States Navy Postgraduate School
dc.description.tableofcontents Event webpage, photos en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Ohio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studies en_US
dc.subject Mayaguez Incident en_US
dc.subject Khymer Rouge en_US
dc.subject Cambodia en_US
dc.subject United States of America en_US
dc.subject Gerald Ford en_US
dc.title The 12-15 May 1975 Mayaguez Incident: A Reappraisal en_US
dc.type Image en_US
dc.type Other en_US