The 50th Anniversary of the Son Tay Raid – A Lesson in Leadership

November 21, 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Son Tay Raid where servicemen from Army, Air Force, and Navy coordinated one of the most well-executed rescue missions for Vietnam POWs. Even though the mission was not successful (there was no one in the POW camp when they arrived), it is still regarded as one of the most important military moments in history.

Col Lee Ellis, USAF Ret and former Vietnam POW, recounts his experience during that time as well as commemorating this special anniversary – please watch

In celebration of this historical event, the brand new book, Who Will Go: Into the Son Tay POW Camp, is a 360-page retrospective that includes 90 photos and uplifting stories of the Raid by 40 of the Raiders, participants, and POWs, written in their own words for this book.

From a personal perspective, the author explains his experience from Special Forces training, to the mission, to returning home. So many of the Son Tay Raid Association members are in the book.

Purchase Your Copy on the Son Tay Raid website.

You can also listen to the interview about this extraordinary from a raider and POW perspective. Listen on the Ready for Takeoff Podcast.





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