TO THE LIMIT AN AIR CAV HUEY PILOT IN VIETNAM

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To The Limit

Author : Tom A. Johnson
ISBN : 9781597974462
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Helicopter pilots in Vietnam kidded one another about being nothing but glorified bus drivers. But these "rotor heads" saved thousands of American lives while performing what the Army classified as the most dangerous job it had to offer. One in eighteen did not return home. Tom A. Johnson flew the UH-1 "Iroquois" -- better known as the "Huey" -- in the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion of the First Air Cavalry Division. From June 1967 through June 1968, he accumulated an astonishing 1,600 flying hours (1,150 combat and 450 noncombat). His battalion was one of the most highly decorated units in the Vietnam War and, as part of the famous First Air Cavalry Division, helped redefine modern warfare. With tremendous flying skill, Johnson survived rescue missions and key battles that included those for Hue and Khe Sanh and operations in the A Shau and Song Re valleys, while many of his comrades did not. His heartfelt and riveting memoir will strike a chord with any soldier who ever flew in the ubiquitous Huey and any reader with an interest in how the Vietnam War was really fought.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Heroes

Author : Mike Larson
ISBN : 9780595525218
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Even today, my thoughts of Vietnam are positive. I have incredibly fond memories of spending one year in that theater with some incredible people. My feelings about the Vietnam War mesh exactly with what Michael Norman wrote in his book These Good Men: Friendships Forged From War-even though Norman's heroes served in the U.S. Marine Corps and mine served in the First Air Cav. In recalling his tour in Vietnam, Norman wrote: "I did not pick these men. They were delivered by fate and the U.S. Marine Corps. But I know them in a way I know no other men. I have never since given anyone such trust. They were willing to guard something more precious than my life. They would have carried my reputation, the memory of me. It was part of the bargain we all made, the reason we were so willing to die for one another."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association

Author : Turner Publishing
ISBN : 1563113473
Genre : Helicopter pilots
File Size : 77.75 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

U S Air Power

Author : Anthony Robinson
ISBN : 083179089X
Genre : Political Science
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An examination of the technical characteristics of American warplanes and their weapons considers the strategy, tactics, organization, and deployment of air arms in all military branches
Category: Political Science

Airmobile

Author : Jim Mesko
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081668357
Genre : History
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Category: History

Riverine Slaughter

Author : Jack Hawkins
ISBN : 0804103178
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 28.28 MB
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This exciting Vietnam series features the first air cavalry--high-tech chopper warriors that changed the face of the jungle war and brought America's awesome firepower to the heart of Charlie's steaming hell.
Category: Fiction

Gi Guinea Pigs

Author : Michael Uhl
ISBN : UOM:39015002240623
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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We Were Soldiers Once And Young

Author : Harold G. Moore
ISBN : 0060975768
Genre : History
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Examines the 1965 Battle of Ia Drang, in the central highlands of South Vietnam, providing an account of the battle and discussing the implications of this key confrontation
Category: History