Alexander, George Wood, LCDR Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary Designator/NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Navy Officer
Last Duty Station
1960-1960, 131X, Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG)/MAAG Vietnam
Service Years
1942 - 1960
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1923
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Los Angeles, CA
Last Address
Los Angeles, CA

Casualty Date
Feb 17, 1960
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thua Thien
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Glendale, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
13E 006 /Map E46, Lot 8168, Space 1

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  1960-1960, 131X, Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG)/MAAG Vietnam

Lieutenant Commander

From Month/Year
- / 1960

To Month/Year
- / 1960

Unit
MAAG Vietnam Unit Page

Rank
Lieutenant Commander (1862-Present)

Designator/NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG)/MAAG Vietnam Details

Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG)/MAAG Vietnam
During World War II, United States military assistance missions provided equipment and training to the militaries of Great Britain, France, Iran, China, the Soviet Union, and Latin America. After the war, US Military Assistance Groups (MAG) or Military Advisory Assistance Groups (MAAG) provided equipment, training, advice, and assistance in Greece, the Philippines, China (Taiwan), Iran, Japan, and Korea. With the outbreak of war in Korea in 1950, US advisors faced the demanding task of providing advice during major combat operations—first, against North Korean and then Chinese communist forces. When the French withdrew from Indochina, the United States created the Military Advisory and Assistance Group, Vietnam (MAAG-V). By 1961, US advisors became involved in counterinsurgency operations with South Vietnamese combat units. By 1964, they advised province and district chiefs on pacification.4 The advisory effort in South Vietnam continued until the US troop withdrawal in 1973. After Vietnam, US advisors continued to be active in many nations—Iran, Saudi Arabia, Latin America—working to improve their militaries and to maintain a friendly peacetime engagement. Longer-term efforts were provided in Iran and Saudi Arabia. In El Salvador, a small US Military Group (MILGROUP) oversaw a counterinsurgency effort for 12 years. Since then, Special Forces units have provided mobile training teams (MTT) for many small-scale, limited-duration training missions. As this brief overview shows, the US military has a vast and varied experience in advisory efforts

Type
HQ/Command Elements

Existing/Disbanded
Existing

Parent Unit
Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG)

Strength
Group

Created/Owned By
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