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September 22, 1990 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Retired Col. Pat Patterson has the answer to the gasoline shortage--bring back the horse cavalry. "It's going to have to come back," Patterson said, reminiscing about how he formed his own unofficial cavalry in Vietnam. "I used 275 Mongolian ponies and 10 elephants to evacuate the wounded and carry supplies to places where helicopters couldn't land. And that was when we had gas."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1990 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Retired Col. Pat Patterson has the answer to the gasoline shortage--bring back the horse cavalry. "It's going to have to come back," Patterson said, reminiscing about how he formed his own unofficial cavalry in Vietnam. "I used 275 Mongolian ponies and 10 elephants to evacuate the wounded and carry supplies to places where helicopters couldn't land. And that was when we had gas."
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