AH-1 Cobra by Wayne Mutza

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By Wayne Mutza

The united states Armys most appropriate assault helicopter from Vietnam to the Nineteen Eighties is gifted in meticulous element. additionally covers the U.S. Marine Cobras. comprises cockpits, engines, rotors, guns, and airframe information. 12 complete colour profiles, line drawings, and forty pages of colour.

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You better have your GI insurance paid up because you are going to die. Instant NCOs never make it home. You guys come over here, don’t know shit about Nam, and then try to take charge of grunts who have survived for months without you. That’s why there is such a high casualty rate for squad leaders. They get shot by their own men. ” I stared at him for a few seconds in utter disbelief. My easy-going nature always had me looking at the humorous side of things, but his attitude was nothing to laugh about.

She spent years typing and re-typing this book on a manual typewriter until we could afford a word processor, and supported me over many years of disappointment and frustration. I could not have done this without her. Arthur Wiknik, Jr. ” CHAPTER 1 Vietnam Apprenticeship The war seemed distant. My tiny New England town had men in the military, but at nineteen years old, I didn’t personally know anyone who was serving in Vietnam. Other than the war death of Tommy Shay, a kid I vaguely knew from junior high school, I never had reason to think about the conflict.

Uk To the families and friends of the 58,209 men and women who sacrificed their all in Vietnam; To Tommy Shay, Jimmy Manning and Ray Contino, boys from my childhood who died in the war. And to the thousands of men and women who so proudly and bravely served in the military during one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history. Contents Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Vietnam Apprenticeship Chapter 2: No Career Moves for Me Chapter 3: The Battle for Hamburger Hill Chapter 4: The A Shau Valley Chapter 5: The Bamboo Shooters Chapter 6: The Emotional Gauntlet Chapter 7: Ghosting in the Rear Chapter 8: The Bamboo Blues Chapter 9: Guns and Chain Saws Chapter 10: R&R Hawaii Chapter 11: Return to Vietnam Chapter 12: Insanity to go, Please Chapter 13: Vacation Time Chapter 14: Countdown to Freedom Chapter 15: Going, Going … Epilogue Glossary Bibliography Maps and Illustrations Indochina A Shau Valley A photo gallery Youth is the first victim of war: the first fruit of peace.

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