PARKER, E. L. (Lt. Colonel USMC) Call No.: K239.0512-143 IRIS No.: 00903963 IRIS Tape No.: 00903964 C.1/ 00903965 C.2 Accessibility: OPEN Pages/Time: 52pp/1:11 Class: U Date/Location: 24 January 1969/Fort Benning GA Interviewers: Major Samuel E. Riddlebarger Source: Project CORONA HARVEST Collection Topics: (1966-1968) Oral history interview with Lt. Colonel E.L. Parker, Marine battalion commander along with Major G.D. Navadel, Marine company commander and Major T.T. Shirley, Marine company commander, battalion S-3. Discusses close air support provided by USAF: B-52 strikes, command and control, procedure for marking strike positions, effect on morale and simultaneous use of artillery. Topics also include setup for forward air control, type of munitions used, use made of AC-47 gunships, operations around demilitarized zone between North and South Vietnam and USAF airlift support for Marine units.