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Returning Fire

Author : Col (Ret) James W. “Pete” Booth
ISBN : 1456745239
Genre : History
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This book is the factual story of the development of armed helicopters in the US Army and their first employment in combat. The story is dramatically told by the courageous men who lived it--flying daily into enemy infested areas facing murderous fire from automatic and anti-aircraft weapons. In late 1961 the US Government deployed five Transportation Helicopter Companies (H-21 lift ships) to South Vietnam to increase the mobility of South Vietnamese ground forces. The Viet Cong quickly recognized that the H-21s were unarmed and began shooting at them endangering the lives of American crewmen. A helicopter company equipped with 25 UH-1 helicopters had been cobbled together on Okinawa by the Commander US Army Pacific. Believing the company was soon to be deployed to Vietnam, the men assigned to the unit armed its helicopters by scrounging weapons systems left over from WW ll and Korea stored in Army/Air Force depots in Okinawa. Machine guns and 2.75 inch rockets were jury rigged onto the UH-1s. .Officially designated the Utility Tactical Helicopter Company, but widely known as the “UTT”, the company deployed to Saigon in September 1962. After some jurisdictional squabbles with the Air Force over roles and missions, UTT began combat operations in October. It quickly became widely known for professionalism and the courage of its crew members. Such was its fame that for years South Vietnamese military personnel called all armed helicopters “UTT.” Unfortunately over its years in RVN the Company endured frequent designation changes--UTT/68th/197th/334th Armed Helicopter Company. Why remains a mystery even today. The Company’s legacy is strong and endures today. Armed helicopters are a major component of US Army combat forces. The current Army Apache program (over 600) is a direct descendent. Additionally, the Marines and Navy have strong armed helicopter programs, as does every major military power in the world. Ironically it all began with a small group of courageous men mounting scavenged weapons [mostly outmoded] on helicopters originally designed for medical evacuation. This is their story.
Category: History

Returning Fire

Author : Linda Rhoutsong
ISBN : 9781644244715
Genre : True Crime
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He had new medicine to help with his anger, and we saw Mary, our counselor, three times a week, alone and together. Things were going very well, and it was not uncommon for him to sleep over. In the following weeks, everything seemed fine, except we were anxious for him to come home. Maybe soon, Mary said, but we should keep doing what we were doing since it was going so well. Then our nightmare began. What was it that put him over the edge and become the man that he hated so much? He would cross over that line and become the man that everyone feared. He would not be the Mark we all loved ever again. I still believed with all my heart that he would never really hurt me. I will never forget his haunting words on the phone earlier. He’d called nine times, begging me to let him come home. I said, “No, you’re really scaring me.” Every time he’d slam down the phone and threaten me. “I can’t live another day without you, and I won’t.” Were my son Jimmy's words about to come true? "Mark is crazy, someday he is going to kill someone!" My story is as funny as it is tragic. It is scarier than I could have ever imagined. What I put my children through is unimaginable to me now. But I did it! I’m not sure I will ever forgive myself for being so selfish and not putting them first. I thank God every day that they have been able to forgive me. I am one of the lucky ones. God has blessed me in so many ways. I hope you enjoy my story and that, in some way, it may help you see the truth in your own relationship and what so easily really can happen.
Category: True Crime

Returning Fire

Author : Frans Harmon Kuipers
ISBN : 0692076832
Genre : Fiction
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Mace Franklyn sees renewing vows with Helyn as the logical conclusion of their new relationship forged by their shared adventure in book one. Attending a concert to help a friend, and then dinner at Joe's Muir's to talk his proposal through. But like many things Mace Franklyn does, it is not that simple. When helping his friend turns explosive, Mace finds himself dealing with a serial killer from his FBI past. Once again, Mace and Helyn are pushed together to find the how and why behind the murders - or are they? Anstice, a red-haired detective, turns heads and maybe the only way Mace can prove who is behind the killings. But Anstice has secrets of her own and Mace soon finds himself the subject of an FBI probe. Secrets and lives entangle as Mace tries to unlock what his mind won't let him see.
Category: Fiction

After The Fire

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ISBN : OCLC:1102680801
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A fire will change your life in many ways. Knowing where to begin and who can help you is important. The U.S. Fire Administration hopes you find this information useful in your journey to return to normal.
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Firefighter Fatalities In The United States In 2001

Author : U.s. Department of Homeland Security
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This report continues a series of annual studies by the USFA of on-duty firefighter fatalities in the United States. The USFA is the single public agency source of information for all on-duty firefighter fatalities in the United States each year. The unique and specific objective of this study is to identify all on-duty firefighter fatalities that occurred in the United States and its protectorates in 2001, and to present in summary form the circumstances surrounding each occurrence. The study is intended to help identify approaches that could reduce the number of firefighter deaths in future years. In addition to the 2001 overall findings, this study includes assessments of trends over the past 6 years, as well as special analysis on actions that can immediately impact cardiac health and firefighter safety during emergency operations.
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After The Fire

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ISBN : UCR:31210024866533
Genre : Dwellings
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Savage Fire

Author : Don Pendleton
ISBN : 9781497685802
Genre : Fiction
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To save a friend, the Executioner comes home with a vengeance In a Pittsfield cemetery Mack Bolan looks down at his family plot. A space has been left for him, but Bolan is not yet ready to die. His war against the Mafia has taken him around the globe, and now he is back where it all began—not to avenge his family, but to save a friend. Undercover cop Leo Turrin has spent years climbing the ranks of organized crime, risking his life and his family to help put mobsters behind bars. Now the mobsters are about to strike back. The local kingpin suspects a rat in his ranks and is close to sniffing out Leo. To save his friend’s life, Mack asks him to sit tight so he can shore up Leo’s cover story the only way he knows how: with a gun. Savage Fire is the 28th book in the Executioner series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Category: Fiction

Courage After Fire

Author : Keith Armstrong
ISBN : 9781569755136
Genre : Self-Help
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Offers soldiers and their families a comprehensive guide to dealing with the all-too-common repercussions of combat duty, including posttraumatic stress symptoms, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
Category: Self-Help

Ralph Compton One Man S Fire

Author : Marcus Galloway
ISBN : 9781101585238
Genre : Fiction
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In this Ralph Compton western, an outlaw tries to turn his back on crime... Eli had always led the life of an outlaw. Cutting corners and breaking the law, he knows how to get away with pretty much anything—until he’s caught red handed attempting to rob a wagon set out as a trap. Imprisoned and alone, Eli is unsure whether the members of his gang have made it out alive, or if the men behind the disguised wagon are after his life. But he is sure about Lyssa—the beauty who selflessly takes care of him in prison. As Eli struggles to reform his law breaking ways, he is forced to come into terms with the man he has become and who he wants to be… More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print!
Category: Fiction