Gqtesburg Register-Moil, Galesburg, III, Tuesday, May 29, 1973 7 U.S. Air Strikes in Cambodia Continue Under Wraps tin H10IO11 AV! Tf HUM m. . . . . .. ........... ' fly BERT OKULEY PHNOM PENH (UPI) "Cricket, this is Nail Two-Zero. I've got an ABE and TIC at Whiskey Tartgo 17069 and tile ground commander at Motel Two-One is requesting air." "Nail Two-Zero. This is Cricket. Roger that. We do have TACA1R available. I'll try to get a validation lor you. Come up on fox imike secure." Prevents Defeat It is the language of the U.S. Air Force. The men who speak it, as well as their Cambodian allies, are agreed that it has saved the Cambodian armed forces from almost certain defeat. The radio message to "Crick* et*' comes from the pilot of an OV10 "Bronco" twin-engine armed reconnaissance plane, one of a dozen or more which circle lazily across southern Cambodia daily. "Cricket" is an orbiting C130 transport plane outfitted with top-secret communications gear for coordinating air strikes with the Khmer National Armed Forces (PANK) and U.S. 7th Air Force headquarters at Nakhon Phanom air base in northern Thailand. The code name for Nakhon Phanom (NKP to airmen) is "Blue Chip." Radio frequencies crackle throughout the day with reports of ABFS (attack by fire), TICS PAY YOUR REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX at THE BANK of GALESBURG Payments Can Be Made In Our Bank Lobby, Drive-Up and Walk-Up, Facilities or By Mail. "The Bank That Leads The Way" Bank of Galesburg MEMBER F.D.I.C. MAIN & KELLOGG PH. 343-4141 (troops in contact), VRS (visual reconnaissance), TACAIR, (tactical air strikes), RTB (return to base) and the other military lingo common to the only war the United States has left. Like Vietnam Day and night, for nearly four months, American planes have been criss-crossing the skies of Cambodia in a bombing campaign approaching in intensity the peak of U.S. aerial involvement in South Vietnam. Despite vigorous congressional opposition to the raids, estimated to have cost the U.S. taxpayer nearly $400 million U.S. dollars, the strikes continue. A British journalist a few Democrats Find Cash Coming In (Continued From Page 5) elections. The remaining half is pledged to pay off more of the debts to telephone companies, airlines and such. Last week's party fund-raiser at the Washington Hilton Hotel raised more than $1 million, topping 'by a quarter of a million the amount grossed by the GOP at a similar event two weeks ago. And the Democrats did it by charging $500 a plate compared to a $1,000 tab imposed by the Republicans. The Republicans even gave away batches of free tickets to fill the hall for their featured speaker, President Nixon. 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Thinking the reporter was an American, the local commander frankly admitted that Takeo had survived only because of U.S. bombing raids. He delivered an impassioned message of appreciation and concluded with the words, "Thank you, America!" The official position in Washington has been that if the American bombing is cut off, Communist forces would quickly take over the tiny republic and once again provide a springboard for a North Vietnamese invasion of South Vietnam. Senate Favors Ban 'Despite this, the Senate Appropriation Committee voted unanimously (24-0) in favoring a ban on the bombing of both Cambodia and Laos and supporting a move to deny funds from Congress being used to support military operations here. j Last weekend, because of close radio eavesdropping by Western journalists in Phnom Penh, 7th Air Force ordered that most transmissions from pilots to air controllers be made on top- secret UHV (ultra high frequency) bands almost impossible to monitor. 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