Off Course and Under Fire

The violence and volatility of Central America, described with bloodless urgency in the Kissinger report, were brought home in a more poignant way last week in the isthmus. A U.S. Army observation helicopter was forced down under mysterious circumstances in Honduran territory. The pilot, Chief Warrant Officer Jeffery C. Schwab, 27, of Joliet, Ill., was killed by Sandinistas firing from 100 yds. away across the Nicaraguan border. He was the first U.S. serviceman to die in combat in Honduras since the U.S. began greatly expanding its military presence in that country a year ago (three have died in accidents), and only...

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