Where They Lay

Swift

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Where They Lay
Details: ISBN: 0553814443 , Bantam Books , 2004 . Book Condition: New. On 20 March 1971, during the largest helicopter battle in history, an American chopper on a suicide rescue mission exploded in the skies over Laos. Its scorched remains fell onto terrain about which allied forces knew little except that it was hostile - jungle so dense with North Vietnamese that going after the dead crewmen was out of the question. And so two highly decorated pilots, and a pair of gunners who had each earned the Silver Star for heroism earlier that day, were left where they lay. They are among the 2,583 US servicemen whose bodies remained unrecovered at war's end. Now, 30 years later, a team of soldiers and scientists is venturing back into that battlefield. Their job to dig among the thousands of unexploded bombs that litter the landscape, in ground slick from monsoon rains, in jungle infested with leeches, foot-long centipedes and poisonous snakes, to find those four crew and to bring them home. Its mission is one of dozens conducted every year, in Asia, Europe and the scattered islands of the Pacific - to locate and bury America's war dead, to put a name - the right name - on each headstone. WHERE THEY LAY is the enthralling story of this recovery team and its elusive employer: the U.S. Army's Central Identification Laboratory - the world's largest forensic science lab. Part history, part travelogue, part scientific adventure, it chronicles the sad, often frustrating, years-long effort to find the remains of those heroes, culminating in an expedition into a land that even today is virtually invisible to the world at large. Recounting a previously untold and unknown story, it will become a classic of modern warfare and its aftermath. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; ISBN: 0553814443. ISBN/EAN: 9780553814446. Inventory No: 08010060.

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Where They Lay Where They Lay

Earl Swift

Details: Bantam, 2004, Paperback. First Edition (First Printing). . Very Good. Leans slightly. | B Format (Approx. 5
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Where They Lay Where They Lay

Details: Book Condition: Very Good. Size: 8vo - over 7
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Where They Lay Where They Lay

Swift, Earl

Details: Bantam Books , 2004 . Octavo Size. Near Fine condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 395 pages Tells the story of US Army's Central Identification Laboratory and retrieval of soldiers bodies from Vietnam
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Where They Lay Where They Lay

Swift, Earl

Details: Bantam Press , 2004 . Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New !!!. 284 pp., notes, index, maps b/w illus
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Where They Lay Where They Lay

Swift, Earl

Details: Bantam Press , 2003 . Book Condition: Fine. Jacket Condition: stiff wrappers. 307pp., b/w pls., text ills., Account of the appallingly expensive missions mounted by the US Government to recover the remains of its servicemen and mercenaries lost in the Vietnam War instead of using the money to pay the reparations ordered at the Paris Peace conference
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