An army helicopter pilot's memoir of his two tours in Vietnam - one at the height of troop strength in1969 and one at the very end in 1973. This is a detailed description of what he personally experienced in the air, tactics, the Cambodia Invasion, leadership, on the ground, and how he lived during his first tour in the Central Highlands while assigned to and flying for an Infantry Division.
CIA SUPER PILOT SPILLS THE BEANS: Flying Helicopters in Laos for AIR AMERICAWANDERING STAR PRESS #ad - War correspondent anne darling visited the AIR AMERICA helicopter base in Udorn, Thailand. She hung out with the pilots andpumped them for information about the CIA’s secret war in Laos. She then wrote an article for the premiere issue of oui, an offshoot of PLAYBOY Magazine, entitled, “CIA Super Pilots Spill the Beans!” Captain Bill Collier was one of those “Super Pilots.
This is his story. Death defying adventure, big money, world travel, sex, booze: this true tale has it all. Captain collier teamed up with his best Vietnam helicopter pilot buddy, Gary, and the two rascals shared enough true adventure to make any novel seem lame. Making fabulous money and having airline benefits allowed them to live an exotic lifestyle, to travel the world on their monthly R&Rs, and to chase and capture more than a few stewardesses from several different airlines.
CIA SUPER PILOT SPILLS THE BEANS: Flying Helicopters in Laos for AIR AMERICA #ad - Flying combat in mountainous and weather-hostile Laos was some of the most challenging ever experienced by any pilot, any time, any war.
Gunship Pilot: An Attack Helicopter Warrior Remembers VietnamLifeRich Publishing #ad - As he shares a gripping, birds-eye view of battles that took him from the Demilitarized Zone in the north to the Mekong Delta in the south, Mr. It was in that moment that he silently wondered, How the hell did I get here? Mr. It was 1968 and robert hartley was on his first combat mission in Vietnam as copilot of a helicopter gunship.
Gunship pilot provides an unforgettable glimpse into two combat tours of duty in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot soaring high above rice paddies and jungles attempts to fulfill his duty of protecting Americas warriors on the ground. Seconds later, he realized those objects were men escaping the flames and plunging to their deaths.
Gunship Pilot: An Attack Helicopter Warrior Remembers Vietnam #ad - Hartley noticed tiny black smoking objects exiting the tail ramp of the aircraft. Hartley compellingly details how he learned to rely on his superior training and equipment to follow through with his mission to kill the enemy and save the lives of his fellow soldiers below. As he and his platoon leader flew over the A Shau Valley, a Chinook helicopter engulfed in flames suddenly came into view.
Hartley was still wet behind the ears when he was tossed into the cauldron of Americas most unpopular war as an attack helicopter gunship pilot.
Chasing Charlie: A Force Recon Marine in VietnamMcFarland #ad - Marine 1st force reconnaissance Company during the bloodiest years of the Vietnam War. Fleming’s absorbing memoir recounts his transformation from idealistic recruit to cynical veteran as the war claimed the lives of his friends and the missions became ever more dangerous. Richard fleming served as a scout with the elite U.
S. Dropped deep into enemy territory, prisoner snatches, Recon relied on stealth and surprise to complete their mission—providing intelligence on enemy positions and conducting raids, and ambushes.
Taking Fire: The True Story of a Decorated Chopper PilotSt. Martin's Press #ad - Yet, for ron, the real reward came from plucking his fellow soldiers from harm's way, giving them another chance to get home alive. In taking fire, alexander and acclaimed military writer Charles Sasser transport you right into the cramped cockpit of a Huey on patrol, offering a bird's eye view of the Vietnam conflict.
Packed with riveting action and gritty "you-are-there" dialogue, this outstanding book celebrates the everyday heroism of the chopper pilots of Vietnam. With an unswerving concern for every american soldier trapped by enemy fire, and a fearlessness that became legendary, Ron Alexander earned enough official praise to become the second most decorated helicopter pilot of the Vietnam era.
Taking Fire: The True Story of a Decorated Chopper Pilot #ad - . Nicknamed "mini-man" for his diminutive stature, a mere five-foot-three and 125 pounds in his flight boots, chopper pilot Ron Alexander proved to be a giant in the eyes of the men he rescued from the jungles and paddies of Vietnam.
The Adventures of a Helicopter Pilot: Flying the H-34 Helicopter in Vietnam for the United States Marine Corps#ad - As a brand-new united States Naval Aviator with a mere 187. 5 hours of helicopter flight experience, Second Lieutenant Bill Collier had many exciting adventures. This is the true story of his experiences during his 13 months in the war. Each time, Death flinched. Bill watched friends die violently and stood many times eye-to-eye and toe-to-toe with Death himself.
. Many were just a bit too exciting, some were horrific and a few were terrifying! Some were humorous. This is a spellbinding, firsthand account of what it was like to pilot a Marine Corps H-34 helicopter in combat during “The Helicopter War” in Vietnam.
Vietnam: There & Back: A Combat Medic's ChronicleHellgate Press #ad - Vietnam--there & back: a combat medic's chronicle is a candid account of the time when he and several other combat vets found themselves conducting operations in the jungles of Vietnam during and after the Tet Offensive. Purtell describes in gritty detail what it was like to live and fight with an infantry company only to return to anti-Vietnam sentiment so strong that he and his fellow veterans felt nobody cared about them or the sacrifices they made.
I n 1967, jim purtell left his small Midwestern town to join the U. S. Army. Little did he know that the tide would turn a mere six months later as drastically as it did. He did so at a time when the country was pro-Vietnam and serving seemed an honorable thing to do.
The Vietnam Air War: From The Cockpit#ad - There is no partisan opinion. These are simply tales from the thick of an endlessly complex conflict, raw and uncut, told directly by the men who were foisted into its napalm- and sweat-soaked clutches. Occasionally funny, and often harrowing, sometimes tragic, these true accounts bring new and personal perspectives to one of the most studied and most maligned wars in America’s history, revealing with no Hollywood glamorizing what the war was really like for members of the US Air Force of all ranks and myriad functions who answered the call to fight.
They saw no choice but to follow the orders they were given. Showcasing seventy-two true stories told by american servicemen who fought from the skies, this unique and historically significant collection is a stunning record of the air war in Southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s. There is no political agenda.
The Vietnam Air War: From The Cockpit #ad - There is no romanticizing. And for better or for worse, by the time they returned, each of them would be changed forever. The vietnam war is one of the most misunderstood military conflicts in twentieth-century America.
The Ground You Stand Upon: Life of a Skytrooper in VietnamJoshua Bowe #ad - Many former skytroopers of alpha company were interviewed for this story, and their personal accounts recall much of the humor and friendship they shared, along with the sadness and tragedy that would accompany a year spent in the jungles of Vietnam. The 5/7th cavalry was formed as a brand-new battalion in order to fill out the 1st Air Cavalry Division’s 3rd Brigade.
They would travel over 8, to be placed in a mailbox that stood across from a farmhouse, 000 miles across the ocean, along a rural county road in Wisconsin. This is their story, where they would encounter a massive typhoon – through their many battles fought together in Vietnam – and eventually, told in great detail from their time spent training together at Fort Carson – through their historic journey across the ocean aboard the USNS Gaffey, their final patrol.
The Ground You Stand Upon: Life of a Skytrooper in Vietnam #ad - Bowe. He was living on his family’s farm when he was drafted in 1965 and assigned to Alpha Company, 5th Battalion, 7th Calvary. Sent into the deadly central highlands of vietnam, 5th Battalion, a true story of my dad and the skytroopers of Alpha Company, 7th Cavalry from 1966 to 1967. My father is Wilbur E.
The young men of the battalion were largely drafted together in 1965 as the build-up of regular Army forces in Vietnam had just begun. Together, these impossibly young men would be trained in airmobile infantry tactics and become what were known as “skytroopers”.
Some Gave it All: Through the Fire of the Vietnam WarMade for Success #ad - Get a front row seat to the intense action, courage and sacrifice he and other Marines endured. Experience the ferocity of battle; the deep bonds of brotherhood; and the stinging sweat of fear that hangs persistently over the jungle canopy. Imagine lying in a foxhole when a “broken Arrow” goes into effect as the enemy sappers overtake their position, forcing these young soldiers to fight the enemy hand to hand.
This is the gripping story of marine corporal Danny Lane and other young Marines that stood the faith with God, and he Marine Corps during the most agonizing times that no one would want to endure. Instead of a hero’s welcome, he and other survivors came home to a country that didn’t honor their sacrifices.
Some Gave it All: Through the Fire of the Vietnam War #ad - War is hell” but for some, surviving is worse! I’d encourage you to pick up a copy of “Some Gave it All” and read the rest of his inspirational story. Chuck norrisbased on an incredible true story, a young Marine fights an unbelievable battle in the abyss of Vietnam. I hope lane’s book becomes a bestseller and turns into a movie so a grateful nation today can honor these fallen heroes and freedom fighters.
Cammie Up!: Memoir of a Recon Marine in Vietnam, 1967–1968McFarland #ad - In this marine combat memoir, steve Johnson recounts his service in Vietnam from April 1967 to May 1968. With a sometimes humorous tone, monsoon rains, Johnson describes a war of often terrified high school and college-aged youngsters faced with exotic plant and animal life, harrowing reconnaissance missions and death.
Details are plentiful about tactics, equipment, always, geography and, fellow Marines. Only 17 when he enlisted in 1964, johnson deployed to vietnam with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, Khe Sanh, Nha Trang and Quang Tri, and his tour included such now famous locations as Phu Bai, among others.