Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow, a Holocaust survivor who went on to join the United States Army and become an iconic Special Forces leader, died Friday at age 83.
Shachnow, a MOAA Life Member who had been a guest speaker at Sandhills Chapter meetings in North Carolina, began his 40-year military career as a private. He is part of the Commando Hall of Honor and the honor roll in the Infantry Officers' Hall of Fame, and has received the United States Operations Medal for outstanding contribution to special operations.
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Twelve boys rode their bicycles to a cave June 23 in Thailand. Dropping their bikes at its mouth, they followed their 25-year-old soccer coach on a team-building exercise. But heavy rains partially flooded the cave system, forcing the group to retreat further inside for higher ground. Eventually, they were trapped in Tham Luang Nang Non, a cave that rescuers didn't quite understand.
As information about the structure of the cave trickled in, rescuers were challenged to devise a rescue plan for a dark space, parts of which are no bigger than a man's rib cage. The Thai government called the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command for help. Here's how the Air Force's 320th Special Tactics Squadron led U.S. efforts in the
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