Rattler One-seven : A Vietnam Helicopter Pilot's War Story

Rattler One-seven : A Vietnam Helicopter Pilot's War Story

Description

Rattler One-Seven puts you in the helicopter seat, to see the war in Vietnam through the eyes of an inexperienced pilot as he transforms himself into a seasoned combat veteran. At the age of twenty, Chuck Gross spent his 1970-71 tour with the 71st Assault Helicopter Company flying UH-1 Huey helicopters. He inserted special operations teams into Laos and participated in Lam Son 719, a misbegotten attempt to assault and cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail, during which his helicopter was shot down and he was stranded in the field. Soon after the war he wrote down his adventures, while his memory was still fresh with the events. ""Rattler One-Seven"" (his call sign) is written as Gross experienced it, using these notes along with letters written home to accurately preserve the mindset he had while in Vietnam.


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Details

Author(s)
Chuck Gross
Format
Paperback | 248 pages
Dimensions
185.42 x 230.12 x 13.97mm | 340.19g
Publication date
30 Dec 2006
Publisher
University of North Texas Press,U.S.
Publication City/Country
Denton, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
26 illustrations, 2 maps, glossary, notes, bibliography, index
ISBN10
1574412213
ISBN13
9781574412215
Bestsellers rank
182,026