March 28, 2017 - Military secrets are usually necessary at the time of classification, but most tend to soon become a mechanism to hide an embarrassing situation. Throughout our involvement in the VietNam war our book of secrets and less than glorious moments grew lenghty. Because of them men were sometimes left, literally, to rot where they lay and others never acknowledged for their support of the "mission."

This photo pertains to part of the story of the visit to Monterey County. It was taken aboard USS Ranger (CV-61) and shows a Douglas A-1D Skyraider as it begins its take-off roll. The aircraft was flown by Attack Squadron 95 (VA-95), the "Green Lizards" who flew from Ranger from August of 1964 to early 1965. 



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