Radio Call Sign 'Shadow'
Listen to an original voice of 'The Shadow' - Who Knows
Listen to a sound clip of 'Gooooooood Morning Vietnam' recorded from the American Forces Vietnam Network (AFVN) in the spring of 1969. The sound clip contains the voices of two AFVN D.J.s. The station I.D. is that of Specialist Paul A. Bottoms, and the 'Goooooooood Morning Vietnam' opener is the voice of Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak. Pat was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968. After a brief period as a finance clerk, he was transferred to Armed Forces Radio and was assigned to the morning 'Dawnbuster' show where he continued the “Goooooooood Morning Vietnam” opener. Paul Bottoms completed two tours in Vietnam, one of which overlapped with Pat Sajak. Paul D.J.'d the 'Orient Express' from 0100 to 0400 hours, played recorded programs from AFRTS until 0600, and turned the programing over to Pat and the Dawnbuster show about 0620 hours. Pat completed his Vietnam tour by the end of 1969. Many thanks to Paul Bottoms for providing the preceeding facts. Paul can be heard on a radio station in Richmond, VA.
A 71st SOS Shadow gunship departs Phan Rang Air Base on a night mission in May 1969.
Where Were You on Thursday, April 11, 1968?
71st SOS Reunion May 17-19, 2002 | 71st SOS Reunion 2001-photos and review
June-July 1969 issue of "Wing Script", Bakalar AFB newsletter (71st's Return Home)
AC-119G Successor units of the 71st SOS
Development of the "Shadow" Graphic | Development of the "Shadow" Calling Card
Lineage of the 71st | Flight Crew Roster, 15 Mar 1969 | 71st SOS Mission in Review
Nha Trang Memorabilia | Phan Rang Memorabilia | Tan Son Nhut Memorabilia
Lockbourne AFB Memorabilia | Aircraft Ferry Crews & Route | 71st Organizational Structure
71st/17th SOS Memorial Plaque (Air Force Museum)
Development & Employment of Fixed Wing Gunships | Guest Book
71st Photos from AC-119 Gunship Association Reunion VI (2005)
Photos from AC-119 Gunship Association Reunion VII (2006)