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Firebirds A Harrowing Firsthand Account of Helicopter Combat in Vietnam

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ISBN-10: 0553577050

ISBN-13: 9780553577051

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Chuck Carlock

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Chuck Carlock volunteered to become a helicopter pilot in August 1966, convinced that by the time he finished training, the Vietnam War would be over. Little did he know that he would see some of the war's most intense action, including the Tet offensives. Carlock portrays countless dangers, from an elusive enemy and treacherous terrain to blinding weather, faulty equipment, and friendly fire. He rides the pendulum between fear and fearlessness during his many brushes with death. Along with the danger and tension, Carlock tells us about the camaraderie and humor shared by men who lived on the edge. Carlock's stories will sometimes shock you, sometimes bring a smile to your face, and…    
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Book details

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 4.17" wide x 6.80" long x 0.74" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English