Alexander, George Wood, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary Designator/NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1960-1960, 131X, Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG)/MAAG Vietnam
Service Years
1942 - 1960
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Los Angeles, CA
Last Address
Los Angeles, CA

Casualty Date
Feb 17, 1960
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Thua Thien
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

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MAAG Vietnam Unit Page

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131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot

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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

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Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG)


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8 Members Also There at Same Time
MAAG Vietnam

Mullins, Roger Hugh, LCDR, (1943-1960) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Efird, Claud, LT, (1956-1963) OFF 310X Lieutenant
Newton, William Wallace, CPO, (1937-1960) AT 9521 Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Stephan, Richard Edward, CPO, (1950-1960) AE AE-0000 Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG)

PETERSEN, Wallis, RADM, (1920-1963) OFF 111X Rear Admiral Upper Half
MacGregor, Stephen, CAPT, (1940-1971) OFF 111X Commander
LAMB, Derwin Taylor, CAPT, (1944-1982) OFF 114X Lieutenant Commander
Shukis, William, LT, (1948-1970) OFF 651X Ensign

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