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The village was a long way from Saigon. Johnson was ramping up the American commitment to save South Vietnam from communism. Share your masin with other customers. I thought his writing was brilliant as it really put you chixkenhawk the jungles of vietnam, provided experiences on so many levels emotional, physical, and personal to him and even in glimpses of the vietnamese people.
Sadly h This is a great read for Vietnam Veterans or those interested in how it really was.
It certainly didn’t shy away from describing the good, the bad and the very ugly, that’s for sure. Apr 03, Steven Z. There is nothing that should worry any parent, but the book is an honest account of one youn One of the very best books to come out of the Vietnam war.
Chickenhawk by Robert Mason Goodreads Author. Paperbackpages. The Hueys snaked out of the mist and with increasing noise gathered on the field west of the camp. View all 7 comments. Surely today’s helicopter pilots would enjoy technical and tactical comparisons of that era to their much advanced ships today. A precise chronological depiction of life as a helicopter pilot leading up to and during the Vietnam war. Here is the truth about the helicopter war in Vietnam.
Guess that makes us chickens. The nightmares go on and on, sleep comes with the help of alcohol. The total number of helicopter pilots killed in Vietnam wasand total non-pilot crew members who died were The troops on the ground This book was a recommended read by a member of my book club and I am glad I took the time to read it, even though it wasn’t my usual reading material.
And a small part of the book covers the author’s involvement in the events from the movie “We Were Soldiers Once” Mel Gibson.
Oct 15, Theweed Wild rated it really liked it. Now with a new afterword by the author and photographs taken by him during the conflict, this straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying truth chickengawk the helicopter war in Vietnam. You can begin to understand the despair and subsequent descent into alcohol and wild behavior as they keep going back to take territory they had already taken before, with constant loss of friends. May 12, Gerry rated it it was amazing Shelves: In Augusthe was sentenced to five years in a minimum-security prisonbut was allowed to remain free on bail pending an appeal of his conviction.
Oct 29, Jolene Tan rated it it was amazing. From the vantage point of a helicopter pilot, Mason explores his daily life during his tour of duty. Apr 11, Dustin rated it really liked it.
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But it does let you know that being a helicopter pilot in a war zone is a complex job. And they paid the price in multiple ways — either through injury or death, or post-traumatic stress disorder, or social isolation or family break-up on their return.
He didn’t tell Viking about the bust. Chickenhawk is, I think, a regrettable title for an unforgettable book. We’d already taken Happy Valley, but we had to go back out to patch up a few holes in the victory. Looking for beautiful books? The ships were shadows in the early morning mist. Never got bored with it. It felt like we were near the end of our wait on death row.
In two days we flew 12 assaults into the same areas we had taken several times before. From a solider’s point of view straight up including lots of little details from the description chickenhawwk punji sticks in the landing zone to the technical aspects masoh flying a cyickenhawk that wouldn’t make it into an masln account but here help build up a vivid and very real picture of life in a war zone.
You get a gut-wrenching view into the expansion of U. Sadly his homecoming was no more welcomed by society than my own. This article needs additional citations for verification. As he began to suffer from the accumulated stress at the end of his tour, he found he was most comfortable when he was flying.
Chickenhawk deals chronologically with Mason’s training and his experiences in, and immediately after, Vietnam.
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I began my flying career chickenhawwk hueys, learning the trade from expereinced Vietnam era pilots. Hundreds of bone-weary soldiers gathered at the artillery emplacements and began the five-mile stretch back to the airstrip. Feb 24, Athan Tolis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page. Mason eventually transfers chickenhakw another unit, which is engaged in an unofficial side-business of delivering ice in return for favours and various commodities.
And what an absolute hero Bob is! War is not the answer.
In any case, at odds with anything from Tim O’Brien who is a better writer.