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Old 02-17-2018, 19:07   #16
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Anybody heard of a project code named Starlift?

"A C-130 flew in low, snagged the rope, which cut the balloon free, and the load master and this assistant slowly reeled me in. The procedure, code-named Starlift and used by Special Forces to exfil forces from behind enemy lines, went smoothly, but the force of the plane pulling me messed up my back."

Sounds a lot like Skyhook.

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Started reading Changiz book and looks like an editors slip up. good book. Thanks for posting that link and bringing it up. v/r rick

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Old 04-14-2018, 19:30   #17
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We’ve identified another SF who was picked up by Skyhook. He was William “Mark” Wylie from 5th SFG who was part of a two man training pickup conducted in Monrovia, Liberia on 25 April 1982. He retired as MSG but we're not sure what his rank was in 1982. He's the 53rd SF identified thus far as participating in Fulton Skyhook. MSG Wylie passed away in 2009 and his son Tom mentioned that 5th SFG honor guard participated in his father’s funeral. v/r rick
we've found new info and the Monrovia double pickup that included Mark Wylie from 5th SFG was on 13 April 1982, not the 25th. v/r rick
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:20   #18
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Skyhook in SEA

I know that one Thai SF trooper was also picked up in a Skyhook demo I believe in Thailand.
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Old 04-21-2018, 15:26   #19
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I know that one Thai SF trooper was also picked up in a Skyhook demo I believe in Thailand.
Thanks Bru, we have a Thai SF officer picked up a Lopburi on 25 Feb 1970.

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