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This call was used only in the direst of tactical situations, when a ground unit was overrun by enemy forces. Broken Arrow is a military term used only for an incident involving a nuclear weapon. Q. There have been several Broken Arrow events, some have even occurred on US soil, but only one I believe ended in the release of radioactive material which occurred over the Mediterranean, however none of the incidents resulted in … The scarcity of any other references to 'Broken Arrow' being used in this context could suggest it was either unique to Ia Drang, or to Vietnam more broadly. As the U.S. and the Soviet Union developed and enhanced their arsenals during the Cold War arms race, both experienced a number of nuclear accidents.

The first spotter plane was shot down with no survivors. Over 900 enemy combatants were eliminated upon the field of battle I was present as a scout dog handler with the 44th IPSD. Hello, Apologies for the delayed answer. Simple answer: no, because there is no such call.

Apparently the last time a Broken Arrow was called was during the Battle of Ia Drang in 1965, but that's not the last time a "we're getting overran" call went out. 8 When the North Vietnamese broke through U.S. lines early in the morning on day two, Lieutenant Charlie W. Hastings called in code “Broken Arrow.” This was done on Moore’s orders and signaled that the unit was being overrun and that all air support available was to be sent in. The fifth USS Independence (CV/CVA-62) was an aircraft carrier of the United States Navy.She was the fourth and final member of the Forrestal class of conventionally powered supercarriers.She entered service in 1959, with much of her early years spent in the Mediterranean Fleet. A Broken Arrow is different from a “Nucflash,” which refers to a possible nuclear detonation or other serious incident that may lead to war. Between 1945 and 2007, the term 'broken arrow' has been used 32 times.

A significant risk for the U.S. nuclear stockpile is for a weapon to accidentally detonate or go missing. What was the term used in Vietnam when we were being overrun and inundated by firepower on our landing zone? Broken Arrows: Nuclear Weapons Accidents. Since 1950, there have been 32 nuclear weapon accidents, known as "Broken Arrows." When "Broken Arrow" was heard on the radio nets, all available aircraft were diverted to provide close air support for the endangered command. I do know that the definition changed from being used to alert command that a unit is in dire straits as Lt. Col. Moore used it to it referring to a situation with a 'nuclear' threat of some kind. Hal Moore and reporter Joseph L. Galloway, it dramatizes the Battle of Ia Drang on November 14, 1965. Re: "Broken Arrow" at La Drang: No Vietnam War Post by Von Schadewald » 17 May 2009, 01:17 The most likely result will be that President Johnson's restrictions on the U.S. Air Force and naval shore bombardment are removed. A "broken arrow" was called on March 21st 1967 by the 3/22 after having the zone's artillery batteries overrun by the Viet Cong and Regulars. We Were Soldiers is a 2002 American war film directed by Randall Wallace and starring Mel Gibson.Based on the book We Were Soldiers Once… and Young (1992) by Lieutenant General (Ret.) Broken Arrow refers to the U.S. military's code word used during the Vietnam War. 5th Special Forces and MACV-SOG had a different code word, "Prairie Fire*," which meant the same thing as Broken Arrow. I'm not sure how many of those times were in Vietnam at this time but I'll try to look into it further. It's possible, for example, that it was just the agreed code phrase for that day or week, or for that specific operation. The military uses the term “broken arrow” to describe any incident in which a nuclear weapon is lost, stolen or inadvertently detonated. Broken Arrow refers to any event involving the detonation, or possible detonation of a nuclear weapon that causes no immediate threat of nuclear retaliation. The military uses the term “broken arrow” to describe any incident in which a nuclear weapon is lost, stolen or inadvertently detonated. A Broken Arrow is defined as an unexpected event involving nuclear weapons that result in the accidental launching, firing, detonating, theft or loss of the weapon. Broken Arrow Incidents Katie Malone March 18, 2011 Submitted as coursework for Physics 241, Stanford University, Winter 2011.