evacuation report information
for ARRS

For date 680530

ARRS was a US Air Force unit
Primary service involved, US Air Force
Location, Savannakh
Aircraft lost in ARRS were HH-53
Description: SGT Thomas A. Newman, a pararescueman, rescued a downed F-105 pilot near Savannakhet, Laos. After SGT Newman was lowered into the jungle at the location of the survivor, enemy fire threatened his crew and aircraft, and SGT Newman requested that they evacuate. Another HH-53 descended and lowered its hoist in the darkness. In response to a tug, the crew reeled up the hoist, but lowered it again because SGT Newman was caught in the coiled cable. Finally, they reeled in the pararescueman and the downed pilot, who had a broken arm and leg.
Comments: SGT Newman, Thomas A.; pararescueman; ;

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