Manuscripts/Mixed Material Interview with John H. Holdridge
HOLDRIDGE: Well indeed. I kept a close liaison as I thought I could get away with with Marshall Green. He and I were roughly co-equal in status and we managed to maintain our friendship come what may. I kept in close contact with the Department of State. For example, I believe it was 1970 there was a Chief of Missions meeting which I attended in Baguio in the Philippines. Marshall and Alex Johnson were very much involved in this. Alex was the Deputy Under Secretary for Political Affairs and Marshall was Assistant Secretary for East Asia and the Pacific. Anyway, I was sort of clued in and kept together with them and I would indeed seek them out. But, they were more of an operating branch. Have you ever heard of the Special Guerrilla Units, i.e. “sheep-dipped” Thai forces?
Q: I have heard something, but would you explain what these are?