Bill Lair


Bill Lair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Lair is a WW II Veteran and a very famous CIA Agent that worked in Thailand and Laos. In fact the CIA allowed him to be in the Thai Police as a Colonel.

PARU patch

PARU Patch

I met this great man at his home today and we talked for about 2 hours. He told me that he started PARU, which is s a paramilitary police force. This unit is still in existence  and operational today.

Each member of PARU is trained in airborne operations. PARU trains Royal Thai Police in unconventional warfare and international counter terrorism prevention.  PARU also trains Police in parachuting.

PARU was responsible for training the Hmong people in Laos into SGU’s (Special Guerrilla Units). The Hmong SGU’s were brave men who fought against communism.

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Laos photos

Bill Lair today at 89

Bill Lair today at 89

 

Bill Lair is an awesome person and so easy to get along with. He said he would never change anything he did, he loved his job at the CIA and loves the organization. He spent several decades in Asia and has many friends from that region of the world. He told me most of those have past on now.