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Discussion in 'The Book Rack' started by BusterDog, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. BusterDog

    BusterDog

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    Just a recommendation for a great read. The book recounts Hugh L. Mills true experiences as a scout pilot in Vietnam.

    Lots of true-life action. Imagine flying around in a small helicopter at treetop level, shooting an M60, 30 cal minigun, M16 and anything else you chose to bring along. Also, imagine throwing hand grenades at people like baseballs. That was one crazy job in one crazy war!

    I've read lots of Vietnan/ flying books but this one is by far the best.
     
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    I agree. Have the book and read it several times. Excellent read bout a dude with great luck or bullet dodging ability under many harrowing experiences.
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    My favorite Vietnam helicopter story is a book called
    Chickenhawk by Robert Mason. I consider it the best book
    on being a slick pilot.
     
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    The Headhunters was another good one.
     
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    Here's another great one about Cavalry scout choppers in Vietnam. They went toe to toe with the NVA in little scout choppers. They would also drop off a small group of scouts to find the enemy on foot. In one part, they found a NVA hospital and realized they were in a NVA Regiment HQ area!(raised the hair on my neck). Good character development too! Probably the best war book I have ever read.



    Hunter-Killer Squadron: Aero-Weapons, Aero-Scouts, Aero-Rifles, Vietnam 1965-1972
    by Matthew Brennan (Editor)


    He also wrote "Headhunters" about the same unit.(as mentioned by G34MAN)

    Headhunters: Stories from the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry in Vietnam, 1965-1971
    by Matthew Brennan
     
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    Another one is

    "Da Nang Diary", by Col. Tom Yarborough

    Forward Air Controllers flying Cessna 0-2 and OV-10 Bronco prop planes. The OV-10s sound like they would be great just to fly for fun.
     
  7. mcknife

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    I agree. I felt like I could pilot a Huey after reading the book. Also read Matthew Brennan's books. Talk about bravery and survivalability - he has it. Have other good Helo books and the PRICE OF EXIT is good.

    mc