Air Force Para-Rescue In Vietnam

Andy Sparks
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Andy Sparks joined the Air Force in 1966, two years after graduating from high school. He initially served as a mechanic before transitioning to Para-Rescue at Hurlburt Field, in Florida. He deployed to Vietnam for 90 days at a time from Hurlburt during the years 1967-1969, and was stationed along the Laotian border. His mission was rescuing downed airmen. In this interview, he describes several of his missions, including his most stressful and his most memorable actions.

VIDEO DETAILS

conflicts Vietnam War
topics Courage Military Techniques Injuries Air Force
interviewer David Siry
date 25 May 2017

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

name Andy Sparks
service Air Force
specialty Mechanic / Para-Rescue
service dates 1966 1970
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