Interview with Colonel Howard Becker
QUESTION 7
INTERVIEWER:

What role did tanks play ?

HOWARD BECKER:

Pardon me?

INTERVIEWER:

What would a tank do in terms--how could you use a tank against a sniper?

HOWARD BECKER:

Well, the tanks ah, provided a lot of security for the, the Guardsmen, because it's ah, heavy armor, and of course ah, nothing that was being fired at them could penetrate the, the tank. And so they could button up the tank and drive down the road and not worry about a sniper shooting at them. Ah, however, it did show a lot of force and ah, that consequently would ah, could pull into an area and if somebody did fire on that tank ah, that also gave us an indication of where the snipers were located. And once locating a sniper, it was pretty easy to ah, to hustle them out of the buildings - the police and ah, and the Guardsmen alike, would go in and, and remove the sniper.

INTERVIEWER:

OK, stop.