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Returning Fire

Author : Col (Ret) James W. “Pete” Booth
ISBN : 1456745239
Genre : History
File Size : 37.90 MB
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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 Gods

Author : Toby Keen
ISBN : 9781504901222
Genre : Fiction
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The first clash between the Q’ran and Huk’na’tans may have passed, but the war is far over. Both systems scurry to rebuild their fleets, terrified that their new foes may seize upon any advantage. All the while, there are those that would work tirelessly to undermine those in control. Ranak’s strength waxes as he sets his sights upon the emperor’s throne, while the king of Huk’na’ta willingly remains ignorant of the trials his people are suffering-content in his immutable role. Fae’gre, the child of a noble family, gets conscripted to find the world isn’t as comfortable as he once believed, as he finds himself immersed in the darker side of human nature. As he finds his new place in the desolate worlds, innocents are starving and the solutions to food shortages are becoming bleak. All the while, the greatest threat that either system has ever faced inexorably marches toward a culmination that will pass beyond the borders of reality.
Category: Fiction

Soldier From The War Returning

Author : Thomas Childers
ISBN : 0618773681
Genre : History
File Size : 83.78 MB
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Intimate portraits of three families whose lives were adversely affected by World War II challenges popular misconceptions that the war's soldiers returned healthy and convinced that their service was in the world's best interest, in a revisionist account that reveals how veterans struggled with such debilitating challenges as PTSD, substance abuse, unemployment, and homelessness.
Category: History

Courage After Fire

Author : Keith Armstrong
ISBN : 9781569752777
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 61.52 MB
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Category: Psychology

Savage Fire

Author : Don Pendleton
ISBN : 9781497685802
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 65.35 MB
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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

Our Wars Overseas And At Home

Author : LtCol Dominik George Nargele
ISBN : 9781462843732
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 48.13 MB
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Many thanks for the copy of Our Wars Overseas And At Home. I know it will be a great read. - General P.X. Kelley USMC (Ret). Nargeles book is pure platinum that vividly describes the impact of Communist oppression on him and his family as WW II ended, and his journey to and through the Marine Corps........a journey that included combat service in Vietnam and sensitive challenging diplomatic assignments that followed. - Lieutenant General Stephen Olmstead USMC (Ret). Anyone who reads Our Wars Overseas And At Home will share the enthusiasm I have for your book. It is an insightful look at the adverseries we have faced when we joined the Marine Corps in the 1960s. - Major General Donald R. Gardner USMC (Ret), President Marine Corps University. Lieutenant Colonel Nargeles book is an absorbing and engrossing story of a Marines service to his country and Corps. Well done, Marine!- Major General W. H. Rice USMC (Ret).
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Returning Your Dream

Author : Trudy Dannhardt
ISBN : 9781469179100
Genre : Fiction
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Returning Your Dream Since the tender age of seven, David was haunted by the same recurring dream at the same location seeing the same people and with the same ending. It was a nightmare that dominated his life and for which he had no explanation. Desperate for help, David sought out an old friend with whom he shared a room at college. Robert was a well known doctor of hypnotherapy. He promised to help him to interpret the dream and provide nightmare therapy and counselling.
Category: Fiction

Wounded Heroes Book One Kill Shot

Author : Anne Patrick
ISBN : 9781612521022
Genre : Fiction
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Former combat medic Kory Wagner has been in four war zones, served three tours in Iraq, survived countless firefights, RPG's, IED's and even a helicopter crash. Now she's home and out of the Army for good and someone is trying to kill her in her own backyard. Just as disturbing is the handsome sheriff who's on the case. & ;& ;Sheriff Sean Harding doesn't quite know what to think of the decorated veteran that managed to outsmart an entire search party. What bothers him more is the body of a PI, whom she hired, was found dead in a building she owns. And Kory isn't being very cooperative with helping him find the answers as to why someone would kill her sister and want her dead. Will he be able to keep her alive along enough to discover the truth? & ;
Category: Fiction