September 2010

Robert J. Arrotta: the Mightiest Corporal in the Marine Corps

Volume 93, Issue 9

"Close air support was considered the most important mission of Marine aviation, and the Marine Corps focused the lion's share of its aviation effort on refining and developing its close air support capabilities. As iw senior aviator in the Marine Corps [Major General Keith B. McCutcheon] put it just months before the siege of Khe Sanh, 'Marine aviation is a tactical air arm. Ils sole mission ts.tu provide support io ground forces. ' "

- LtCoI Shawn P. Callahan

"Close Air Support and the Battle for Khe Sanh"

Marine Corps History Division, 2009

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Maj Allan C. Bevilacqua, USMC (Ret)