01/16/21: Lt Col Wayne L. Wood, USAF (Ret), Rustic 06, flew west on 24 May 2019.  Wayne flew OV-10s for the 19th TASS out of Bien Hoa and Ubon RTAB from Sep 71 - 72. Details

01/05/21:The January 2021 Newsletter is out!  To read it click here

12/23/20: Maj. Richard M. "Dick" Roberds, Sleepytime 01, Rustic 21, flew west on 11 Sep 2020.  He flew 0-2A FACs at Bien Hoa AB. Details

12/23/20: Pierre M. Ligonde, Rustic Juliet and Sundog 21 took his last flight on 6 May 2020.  Pierre flew O-2As and OV-10s for the 19th TASS from August 70- Nov71.  Details

12/23/20:Lt Col. Lawrence H. Shaevitz, Red Marker 24, flew west on 9 Oct 2017.  Larry flew O-2As for the 19th TASS from Oct 69 until Aug 70.

12/23/20: Col. Donald T. Glenn, Red Marker 01, took his last flight on 25 Jan 2020.  Don flew O-1s as a FAC for the 19th TASS out of Saigon from Jan - Dec 1968.  Obituary Details

12/11/20: Wanted: FACs that operated out of Ban Me Thuot or supported Bu Prang or Duc Lap Special Forces Camps Oct/Nov 69.    Sgt. Dan Swiger, a radio operator, is looking to talk toFACs that operated out of Ban Me Thuot area around that Oct/Nov 69 time frame.  Details (Wanted 201211)

12/10/20: Donald R. "Don" Davie, Col. (Retired), Nail 218 and Sundog 101 took his last flight 1 Dec 20.  Don flew O-2 and OV10s for the 23rd TASS from May 70-71.  He was a life member.  Details

12/08/20: Terry O. Bernardt, Col (Retired), Covey 551 & 58 flew west 23 Nov 2020.  Terry flew OV-10s out of DaNang and Plieku, from Nov 70 - 71. Obituary and Details

11/26/20: Norbert A. Hala, Covey 582 & 482, flew west on 6 Nov 2020.  Norbert flew O-2s for the 20th TASS out of Plieku and Kontum from Nov 67 to Nov 68.
Obituary and Details

11/23/20: The FACNET has moved!  Our New home is   Details

11/15/20: Richard R. "Dick" Johnson Maj (Retired), Nile 01, flew west 26 Oct 2018 (just discovered). Dick flew O-2 for the 19TASS Mar 69 - Jan 70. Obituary and Details.

11/13/20: Clark C. Hoffman, Nail 31, flew west on Saturday 07 Nov 2020.  Clark flew OV-10s out of NKP, Jun 69 - Apr 70. Obituary and Details

T to move from Yahoo groups!  In light of the complete shutdown of yahoogroups on December 17, 2020, I have been ordered by the FAC Association to move FACNET from yahoogroups to groups.ioDetails

: Rodriguez, Luis M. "Mike," Col. (Retired) Red Marker 17 flew O-1 for 19TASSMike flew west on 22 Oct 2020.  Details
10/31/20: Heckman, Robert A. "Bob"
Col. (Retired) Covey Tango flew west on 08 Oct 2020.  He flew for 20TASS out of DaNang Jul 70-71.   Details

10/16/20: Wanted: Information on O-2B, tail number USAF 67-21446. Did you fly it?  The new owner would very much like to talk to someone who flew it in South East Asia.  For the rest of the story and pictures click (Wanted-201016)

09/10/20: Vanek, Gerald L "Peach" Lt Col.(retired) flew west on 02 Aug 2020. He was a Rash FAC for the 21TASS in 67.  Details.

08/11/20: Wanted: Did you know Capt. Thomas G, Bonser,  a Gombey or Nail FAC, 23rd TASS 1965-66.  His family would like to talk to you.  See picture and Details.

07/23/20: The July 2020 Newsletter is out!  To read it click here.

07/23/20: Tynan, George P., Cagey 02, passed on 16 July 20.  He flew O-1s and O-2s Nha Trang Jan 68 - Feb 69.  Details

07/23/20: Roberson, John M., Nail 20, Tamale 17/52 flew west on 19 May 20.  John served two tours May 67-68 and Nov 73-74.  He flew O-1s in III Corps and O-V-10s out of NKP.  He was a life member.  Details

07/23/20: Lindahl, Frederick W., Speedy 01, Barky 07 passed on 27 Oct 18.  Fred flew O-2s, 20th TASS out of Quan Tri and Hue Phu Bai.  Details

06/29/20: Col. (USAF Ret) David K. Burke, Bomber 31, O-1 FAC for the 22 TASS took his last flight on 9 AUG 20.  Details

06/29/20: Ernest T. Wightman O-1 FAC for the 22 TASS flew West on 18 Jun 2020.  Details

06/09/20: Go Around, Go Around! The 2020 Reunion in Colorado Springs has been postponed to 2022. Details

05/25/20: New War Story, Christmas Break DEC 1968 - Why I Love the Navy by Claude Newland, Rustic19 Details

05/11/20: Just learned, Major General Herbert J. Spier, Helix 42, took his last flight on 22 May 2019. Details

04/25/20: Just learned, Col Robert Henry "Hank" Haden, Nail 80, passed 17 Nov 2014. Details

04/06/20: NKP Reunion 2, Fort Walton Beach, Florida,       4 - 7 Mar 2021  Details

04/06/20: Wanted: Did you know my dad? the son of Major Murray Smith, Helix 22/Ascot 04, a 21 TASS FAC and O-2 instructor at Binh Thuy  Feb - Dec 67, is looking information on his dad.  I was 8 in '67.  See picture on the poster.  (Wanted-200406)

3/20/20: Jon E. Wroblewski, Nail 58, took his last flight on 18 Mar 20. Details

3/17/20: Wayne D. Bradley, Nail 46 & Ascot 10, took his last flight 16 Oct 19. Details

3/15/20: Wanted: Willie Albright, son of Lt Col Ralph Albright, a Covey FAC 1968-69, looking for information about his father. (Wanted-200315)

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This site is dedicated to personnel who supported and flew the Forward Air Controller mission, during the war in Southeast Asia and to those who are interested in that mission.  It serves as a rallying point and a depository for their stories and their legacy.  They represent several countries, different branches of service, a variety of aircraft, and all ranks from the lowest to the highest. 

It was a chancy mission, many gave all, yet the job satisfaction was through the overhead.  We welcome all those interested in the mission and the experiences of the Forward Air Controllers.  We are glad you are here.

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One More Roll

"We toast our hearty comrades,

now fallen from the sky,

Were gently caught by

God’s own hand

to reign with him on high.

To dwell among the soaring

clouds they knew so well before,

From Victory Roll to Tailchase

at heaven’s very door.

Now, as we fly among them

there, we sadly hear their plea,

Take care, my friend,

Watch your Six…

And do one more roll for me."

     Commander Gerald L. "Jerry" Coffee

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