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19 Minutes To Live Helicopter Combat In Vietnam

Author : Lew Jennings
ISBN : 1548484539
Genre : Helicopters
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"19 Minutes to Live" illustrates the incredible courage and determination of helicopter pilots and crews supporting those heroes that carried a rucksack and a rifle in Vietnam. Over 12,000 helicopters were used in the Vietnam War, which is why it became known as "The Helicopter War". Almost half of the helicopters, 5,086, were lost. Helicopter pilots and crews accounted for nearly 10 percent of all the US casualties suffered in Vietnam, with nearly 5,000 killed and an untold number of wounded. Lew Jennings flew over 700 Air Cavalry Cobra Gunship Helicopter missions and received Three Distinguished Flying Crosses for Valor. This memoir describes first-hand the harrowing experiences of helicopter pilots and crews in combat operations, from the far South to the DMZ, including the infamous Ashau Valley, Hamburger Hill, LZ Airborne and others.
Category: Helicopters

Team 19 In Vietnam

Author : David Millie
ISBN : 9780813143279
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 46.52 MB
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Historical accounts and memoirs of the Vietnam War often ignore the participation of nations other than Vietnam and the United States. As a result, few Americans realize that several members of the Southeast Asian Treaty Organization (SEATO), including Australia, allied with South Vietnam during the conflict. By the late 1960s, more than eight thousand Australians were deployed in the region or providing support to the forces there. In Team 19 in Vietnam, David Millie offers an insightful account of his twelve-month tour with the renowned Australian Army Training Team Vietnam in Quang Tri Province -- a crucial tactical site along the demilitarized zone that was North Vietnam's gateway to the south. Drawing from published and unpublished military documents, his personal diary, and the letters he wrote while deployed, Millie introduces readers to the daily routines, actions, and disappointments of a field staff officer. He discusses his interactions with province senior advisor Colonel Harley F. Mooney and Major John Shalikashvili, who would later become chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. This firsthand narrative vividly demonstrates the importance of the region and the substantial number of forces engaged there. Few Australian accounts of the Vietnam War exist, and Millie offers a rare glimpse into the year after the Tet offensive, when Presidents Johnson and Nixon both made it clear that the U.S. would withdraw its troops. This important memoir reveals that responsibility for the catastrophe inflicted on Vietnamese civilians is shared by an international community that failed to act effectively in the face of a crisis., reviewing a previous edition or volume
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association

Author : Turner Publishing
ISBN : 1563113473
Genre : Helicopter pilots
File Size : 64.66 MB
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Hop through the Southeast Asian jungles as we explore the grit of the Vietnam helicopter pilot. This book contains over 800 biographies of helicopter pilots, vivid color prints, detailed "after action" reports, in-country photos, index, & a chapter dedicated to reunions of the VHPA, the fastest growing Vietnam Veterans association in the U.S.A. Creative artwork by renowned aviation artist Joe Kline & VHPA roster with over 10,000 names included.
Category: Helicopter pilots

Helicopter World

Author :
ISBN : CORNELL:31924058150453
Genre : Helicopters
File Size : 86.85 MB
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Category: Helicopters

Vietnam Combat

Author : Phil Hirsch
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081624038
Genre : History
File Size : 49.45 MB
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Category: History

Fallen Sons Daughters Of South Dakota In The Vietnam War

Author : Sheila Hansen
ISBN : WISC:89082442187
Genre : History
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Short biographies of South Dakota men and women who died as a result of military service during the Vietnam War. Project coordinated by Sheila Hansen; entries completed by middle school students of Spearfish and Fort Pierre, South Dakota.
Category: History

Vietnam War Era

Author : Mitchell K. Hall
ISBN : 9781598841299
Genre : History
File Size : 81.71 MB
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An insightful look into the immediate and long-term impact of the Vietnam War on a wide range of people and social groups, both Americans in the United States and in Vietnam. * Primary sources reveal a broad spectrum of opinion expressed in a variety of forms, including memoirs, documents, and poetry * Includes a chronology of key events related to the Vietnam War and an extensive bibliography covering political, diplomatic, social, and cultural aspects of the war
Category: History

Army R D A Bulletin

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ISBN : UVA:X001765612
Genre : Military research
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Category: Military research