Bowie, MD (Vocus) June 30, 2010
A compelling history of special operations in support of the Eighth US Army’s critical struggle of survival during the Korean War awaits readers in Tiger Hunters, author Col. Douglas C. Dillard’s new Xlibris release.
In this book, the author recalls the covert airborne and ground tactical operations he first-handedly experienced during the Korean War. Readers will personally experience moments of history at its finest as Col. Dillard recalls the evolution of clandestine airborne operations—its analysis, logistics, strategy, and overall review; US Army Military intelligence’ failures, assets, response to crisis, and capabilities; and a compilation of personal histories, experiences of US personnel, as well as the indigenous agents.
Well-researched, this book puts together fragments of a historical event. As well, it honors some of the men and women who have served and lost their lives in these operations, immortalizing their loyalty through the pages of this comprehensive look at history.
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About the Author
Lt. Dillard, a combat veteran with the 82nd airborne division in World War II, was intrigued by his classified assignment, reminiscent of his days working with the French Resistance in southern France and the Maritime Alps along the French/Italian border. As chief, special airborne missions, Lt. Dillard completed 115 missions over N. Korea where he successfully dropped hundreds of Korean partisans and agents. Lt. Dillard was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross by the CG, 5th US Air Force for extraordinary heroism. Lt. Dillard also holds the CIB with star and is a master parachutist.
Lt. Dillard was temporarily assigned to the TLO team, 1st marine division, where he led agents through the Chinese/North Korean lines to collect tactical intelligence. The ROKA Ministry of Defense decorated Lt. Dillard with the Wharang medal with Silver Star for his frontline operations.
Col. Dillard retired with thirty-five years of active duty. He experienced combat duty in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. His commands included the 14th MI battalion, the 48th MI group at Fort Bragg, NC and 500th MI group in the Pacific. He is currently a member of the SFA, SOA, Air Commandos, 82nd Airborne Division Assn., and Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.
Tiger Hunters * by Col. Douglas C. Dillard
Publication Date: April 29, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 367 pages; 978-1-4500-8847-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 367 pages; 978-1-4500-8848-0
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4500-8849-7
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