Excerpts from Gary Linderer's
October 2001 sworn deposition concerning the
(Note: The filesize of the images at the links below are large, from 50k to over 200k)
Transcribed excerpt from the History Channel documentary, The True Stories of the Screaming Eagles:
Gary Linderer: “Our main function was to be the eyes and ears of the 101st Airborne Division. That was our motto as a matter of fact.”
V.O.: “Gary Linderer was on one such mission in 1968…”
Gary Linderer: “Five claymores went off that killed nine out of ten people. They were in the patrol. Four of them were nurses and which immediately bothered me, but three of the nurses had .45 automatics on them.”
Below are links to the U.S. Army documentation created and maintained by the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War that Gary Linderer claims is inaccurate, incomplete, and should be ignored for historical purposes when it comes to ascertaining what actually happened on combat missions.
G-2 & G-3 Section
101st Abn. Div.
Camp Eagle RVN
Daily Staff Journal or Duty Officer’s Log (form DA-1594)
(note: Gary Linderer’s team is LRRP Tm#24)
Note: the G-2
section is responsible for the following (information provided by CSM Ted Godwin,
1. Production of intelligence, to include:
§ Recommendation priority intelligence requirement and information requirements.
§ Identifying requirements for target acquisition, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
§ Requesting, receiving, and processing information from other intelligence elements.
§ Processing information into intelligence.
§ Supervising and coordinating the command’s intelligence collection and target acquisition activities.
§ Conducting intelligence preparation of the battlefield.
§ Disseminating intelligence.
3. Intelligence training.
Click here to read a recent U.S. Army publication that discusses the uses and importance of form DA 1594.
Don C. Hall and Annette R. Hall
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September 3, 2004