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My Last Flight Out: Last Pilot Who Escaped After the Fall of Viet Nam

My Last Flight Out: Last Pilot Who Escaped After the Fall of Viet Nam
Author : Con Nguyen
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release Date : 2019-07-24
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :216
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""My Last Flight Out"" is a real story from one of the last pilots (the author) who escaped Viet Nam, a day after the new South Vietnamese government unconditionally surrendered on April 30, 1975. It was a riskiest attempted escape during the country in a chaotic situation a day after American evacuated Saigon. The author traded death for life in his series of actions to do-or-die. Fortunately, he saved not only his life but also his family and about the other 80 women and children left on the remote island Con Son in the last hours. He picked them up and flew his Chinook one-way-out without return to the Pacific Ocean and landed on USS Okinawa carrier at the end of April 30, 1975. ""My last Flight Out"" is an incredible long survival journey against overwhelming all odds. The story of selfless military leadership with guts, creativities, and perseverance overcame death to live. It is an extraordinary true story of the long and hard surviving journey after the war.

My Flight to America: The Incredible Journey of a Vietnamese Refugee

My Flight to America: The Incredible Journey of a Vietnamese Refugee
Author : Con Nguyen
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date : 2019-10-16
Category : Fiction
Total pages :329
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“My Flight To America” is an incredible journey of a Vietnamese refugee family and many other stories of unimaginable lives after the end of the Vietnam War. The author and his family got out of the refugee camp and rebuilt their new lives with bare hands in the far north, state of Alaska. His wife and he did everything to support three small children from food, housing, to daily expenses. They eagerly learned the American culture and custom to merge into the new society. They found opportunities anywhere they went. They took what they could reach... from labor job, professional engineering job, business owner, real states investor, builder, land developer, retail shopping centers managing and leasing. The chapter “War and People” of the book will bring the readers to many unbelievable lives with unimaginable fates after the Vietnam War. It was unknown dimensions that no writer has touched yet.

Vietnam War After Action Reports

Vietnam War After Action Reports
Author : N.A
Publisher : BACM Research
Release Date :
Category :
Total pages :329
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A Pilot's Tale - Flying Helicopters in Vietnam

A Pilot's Tale - Flying Helicopters in Vietnam
Author : William Heilman
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release Date : 2008
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :324
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In the 60's, a war was being fought in Vietnam. Helicopters were being used in many different rolls for the first time. The author recounts his experiences flying helicopters on two tours of duty in Vietnam.

Tears before the Rain

Tears before the Rain
Author : Larry Engelmann
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 1990-08-30
Category : History
Total pages :408
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CBS camera-man Mike Marriott was on the last plane to escape from Danang before it fell in the spring of 1975. The scene was pure chaos: thousands of panic-stricken Vietnamese storming the airliner, soldiers shooting women and children to get aboard first, refugees being trampled to death. Marriott remembers standing at the door of the aft stairway, which was gaping open as the plane took off. "There were five Vietnamese below me on the steps. As the nose of the aircraft came up, because of the force and speed of the aircraft, the Vietnamese began to fall off. One guy managed to hang on for a while, but at about 600 feet he let go and just floated off--just like a skydiver.... What was going through my head was, I've got to survive this, and at the same time, I've got to capture this on film. This is the start of the fall of a country. This country is gone. This is history, right here and now." In Tears Before the Rain, a stunning oral history of the fall of South Vietnam, Larry Engelmann has gathered together the testimony of seventy eyewitnesses (both American and Vietnamese) who, like Mike Marriott, capture the feel of history "right here and now." We hear the voices of nurses, pilots, television and print media figures, the American Ambassador Graham Martin, the CIA station chief Thomas Polgar, Vietnamese generals, Amerasian children, even Vietcong and North Vietnamese soldiers. Through this extraordinary range of perspectives, we experience first-hand the final weeks before Saigon collapsed, from President Thieu's cataclysmic withdrawal from Pleiku and Kontum, (Colonel Le Khac Ly, put in command of the withdrawal, recalls receiving the order: "I opened my eyes large, large, large. I thought I wasn't hearing clearly") to the last-minute airlift of Americans from the embassy courtyard and roof ("I remember when the bird ascended," says Stuart Herrington, who left on one of the last helicopters, "It banked, and there was the Embassy, the parking lot, the street lights. And the silence"). Touching, heroic, harrowing, and utterly unforgettable, these dramatic narratives illuminate one of the central events of modern history. "It was like being at Waterloo," concludes Ed Bradley of 60 Minutes. "It was so important, so historical. And today it is still very obvious that we Americans have not recovered from Vietnam....Nothing else in my lifetime was as important as that--as important as Vietnam."

The Farther Side of Paradise

The Farther Side of Paradise
Author : W. Thomas McDaniel Jr.
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release Date : 2014-07-31
Category : Religion
Total pages :526
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Man’s Flight Through Life Is Sustained By The Power Of His Knowledge Of Jesus Christ

Last Flight from Saigon

Last Flight from Saigon
Author : Thomas G. Tobin,Arthur E. Laehr,John F. Hilgenberg
Publisher :
Release Date : 2003-05-01
Category : History
Total pages :160
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A moving account of how the largest aerial evacuation in history was performed.

Escaping the Bonds of Earth

Escaping the Bonds of Earth
Author : Ben Evans
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2010-04-02
Category : Technology & Engineering
Total pages :494
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To commemorate the momentous 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering journey into space on 12th April 2011, a series of five books – to be published annually – will explore this half century, decade by decade, to discover how humanity’s knowledge of flying, working and living in space has changed. Each volume will focus not only upon the individual missions within ‘its’ decade, but also upon the key challenges facing human space exploration at specific points within those 50 years: from the simple problems of breathing and eating in space to the challenges of venturing outside in a pressurised spacesuit and locomotion on the Moon. The first volume of this series will focus upon the 1960s, exploring each mission from April 1961 to April 1971 in depth: from the pioneering Vostok flights to the establishment of the first Salyut space station and from Alan Shepard’s modest sub-orbital ‘hop’ into space to his triumphant arrival at the Moon’s Fra Mauro foothills almost a decade later.

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association
Author : Bill Greenhalgh
Publisher : Turner
Release Date : 2007
Category : Helicopter pilots
Total pages :264
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Presents the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA), a nonprofit war veterans organization dedicated to bringing together rotary wing aircrews that flew in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Posts contact information for the head quarters in Citrus Heights, California via mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail. Contains information on membership, subscribing to VHPA publications, and annual reunions. Provides a membership report and individual war stories. Links to related organizations and helicopter unit sites.

Rotors

Rotors
Author : Roger Gallagher
Publisher : iUniverse
Release Date : 2008-03-12
Category : Fiction
Total pages :440
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They were college kids and young soldiers who wanted to fly, and they knew little about Vietnam other than what they read in the newspapers before going there. But Ia Drang, Kontum, Bong Son, Pleiku, Dak To, and dozens of other places soon became their trials by fire as they flew the grunts into and out of hot LZs and exposed themselves to some of the most intense combat of the war. Their mission was to fly into isolated jungle hilltops and muddy rice fields often without knowing what they'd face. Consequently, the crewmen who flew the helicopters and manned the door guns suffered some of the highest percentages of dead and wounded in the history of American warfare.

The Son Tay Raid

The Son Tay Raid
Author : John Gargus
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Release Date : 2010-09-28
Category : History
Total pages :368
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In May 1970, aerial photographs revealed what U.S. military intelligence believed was a POW camp near the town of Son Tay, twenty-three miles west of North Vietnam’s capital city. When American officials decided the prisoners were attempting to send signals, they set in motion a daring plan to rescue the more than sixty airmen thought to be held captive. On November 20, a joint group of volunteers from U.S. Army Green Berets and U.S. Air Force Special Operations Forces perfectly executed the raid, only to find the prisoners' quarters empty; the POWs had been moved to a different location. Initially, the Son Tay raid was a devastating disappointment to the men who risked their lives to carry it out. Many vocal critics labeled it as a spectacular failure of our nation’s intelligence network. However, subsequent events proved that the audacity of the rescue attempt stunned the North Vietnamese, who implemented immediate changes in the treatment of their captives. The operation also restored the prisoners’ faith that their nation had not forgotten them. John Gargus not only participated in the planning phase of the Son Tay rescue, but also flew as a lead navigator for the strike force. This revised edition incorporates the most recent information from raid participants and also includes recent translations of North Vietnamese perspectives. No previous account of this top-secret action has given such a full account or such insight into both the execution and the aftermath of Son Tay.

Vietnam Insight

Vietnam Insight
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release Date : 1990
Category : Vietnam
Total pages :329
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To the Limit

To the Limit
Author : Tom A. Johnson
Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
Release Date : 2006
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :396
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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.

Dartmouth Veterans

Dartmouth Veterans
Author : Phillip C. Schaefer
Publisher : Dartmouth College Press
Release Date : 2014-03-01
Category : History
Total pages :400
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These are tales of what it was like for young men to go from the bucolic hills of New Hampshire to a land wracked by war and violence. The result is a collection of more than fifty accounts, showing the variety of experiences and reactions to this dramatic period in American history. Some soldiers were drafted, some volunteered; some supported the war, but many turned against it. Common to all the stories is the way in which war changes men, for good and ill, and the way in which the Vietnam experience colored so much of the rest of these writers' lives.

Pucker Factor 10

Pucker Factor 10
Author : James Joyce
Publisher : McFarland
Release Date : 2016-08-24
Category : History
Total pages :212
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“In 1963...there was no way I could have known, sitting in a classroom on that beautiful campus in Ohio, that by raising my hand I would be going to war in Vietnam and that I would see things, hear things and do things that most people cannot imagine.”—James Joyce. The author was drawn into the United States Army through ROTC, and went through training to fly helicopters in combat over Vietnam. His experiences are notable because he flew both Huey “Slicks” and Huey “Gunships”: the former on defense as he flew troops into battle, and the latter on offense as he took the battle to the enemy. Through this book, the author relives his experiences flying and fighting, with special attention given to his and other pilots’ day-to-day lives—such as the smoke bombing of Disneyland, the nickname given to a United States Army–sponsored compound for prostitution. Some of the pilots Joyce served with survived the war and went on to have careers with commercial airlines, and many were killed.