The U.S. Fifth Air Force personnel even questioned the lack of strip alert status for Pueblo's support but they were verbally informed that such measures would not be needed.
So there Myself and Willie Irons were guarding the only two American air craft on alert in the rok. Unfortunately they were not armed with the kind of weapons that would have been useful, (Annex Echo material). One bomb per plane, two-man concept, no-lone zone in effect.
An "official" rumor I heard was that the ROK Air Force said they could provide air cover for the Pueblo, but were turned down by %th Air Force (ADVON) at Osan.
We went from 3 40 man shifts (LE, Security, K-9) to two shifts, 125 (security) 30 (LE) 40 K-9, 50 (Tiger Flight) in about a month, Cops came up from the PI and even some who were on their way to SEA. It was about 3 weeks after the high-jacking that it occured to us that we were not going to do anything to the NKs for this. Needless to say moral went right down the tubes (On this I can only really speak for the cops at Osan, but in talking to MPs up on the Z they had similar attitude)
What a Fluster Cluck right from the start.
posted on 11/04/2003 8:26:51 AM PST
(We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.)
It was about 3 weeks after the high-jacking that it occured to us that we were not going to do anything to the NKs for this. Needless to say moral went right down the tubes
I can believe that. I finally figured out that most politicians and their "political decisions" are bad for morale and usually get people killed.
posted on 11/04/2003 9:05:55 AM PST
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