Navy SEALs Untold Stories: Vietnam (2001)

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Documentary that outlines the 1972 search-and-rescue mission of U.S. Air Force navigator Iceal Hambleton (Ltc., USAF), shot down behind enemy lines in North Vietnam. Lieutenant Tom Norris received the Medal of Honor for his heroism in rescuing Hambleton, an expert on critical U.S. missile intelligence. Twice beaten back by firepower, Norris and his team found out that Hambleton was a golf fan and used yard markers of famous courses as a kind of encoded map to guide him to safety. On April 2nd 1972, a U.S. Airforce EB-66 escorted a squadron of B-52 bombers over the demilitarized zone between North and South Vietnam. The unarmed electronic warfare plane, call sign "Bat-21", carried a crew of six. Their mission was to seek out enemy missile batteries before they could strike the bombers. In the midst of an enemy invasion the airmen are shot down. They land as 30,000 North Vietnamese troops descend upon South Vietnam. Rescue attempts by air end in tragedy. But one Navy Seal refuses to leave three Americans behind enemy lines.


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