On November 21, 1970, a Joint Special Operation involving Army, Air Force, and Navy forces launched a daring attempt to rescue 61 POWs being held at a North Vietnamese prison camp 23 miles northwest of Hanoi. Operation Ivory Coast/Kingpin failed to bring back any prisoners, but the attempt provided excellent lessons learned for future Special Ops. Join VBC Happy Hour as we talk with Son Tay Raid veteran Thomas Waldron and others who were part of this “successful failure” in 1970.

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