the home of PJs in Vietnam!
Introduced in 1999 by retired Pararescueman Robert LaPointe, this
site was initially intended to collect information for the
publication of a history book about Pararescue during the Vietnam
War. Within a few months, the concept of the book was revised to
become "The Story of Air Rescue in Vietnam - As seen through the
eyes of Pararescuemen." The research site concept also expanded to
become a site to tell the history of America's warriors in Air
Rescue, Special Operations, and of course Pararescue. A successful
Search & Rescue missions involves many other groups and you will
also find information about them here.
2000, a subweb was added to include information about Pararescue
history after the Vietnam War. Following the 2001 attack on
America, another subweb was added to provide information about the
PJs and other personnel fighting in that war. In 2008, a
memorial page for PJs killed in the line of duty was begun.
Eventually, this memorial will be expanded to include all rescue
personnel killed in the line of duty.
Site Navigation - All
blue underlined text
is a hyperlink to that specific information. Click it an you will
go directly to that information. The table of contents shows every
page in every section of this site and it may be used as a sight
Guest Book - The guest
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Vietnam SAR Database - This
site is the home of the only database on the internet which
lists all Search and Rescue missions managed by the Joint Rescue
Coordination Center in Saigon during the Vietnam War. Most
records in the database lists who was rescue, where they were
shot down, and who were the rescue aircrew men that made the