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Offline AG-51_Thud

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« on: November 06, 2016, 06:51:48 PM »
After several months, and numerous re-check outs, I have finally finished reading the book Chickenhawk, by Robert Mason.  It's about a Vietnam Helicopter Pilots's experiences.  I enjoyed it but really didn't get a good feeling for his experiences like I had hope to. 
I have always had a hard time reading books and always envious of those who can read a book in a relatively short time.

Any suggestions on the next one?  Trying to focus on the UH-1.

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Re: Books
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2016, 07:19:41 PM »
I would recommend this one: https://www.amazon.com/Seawolf-28-J-Billings-ebook/dp/B004LGTIBG/ref=sr_1_61?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1478477243&sr=1-61&keywords=vietnam+helicopters

I read "Chickenhawk" a long time ago and I enjoyed it a great deal but other pilots I have known that served in Viet Nam - some in his unit - did not share my opinion. I did feel that, towards the end of the book, he was making excuses for his bad behavior, blaming it on his time in Viet Nam, but aside from that, I found it to be an entertaining story.

This Sea Wolf's tale sounds a bit self promoting as well but just the same, I think it is very entertaining.


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Re: Books
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2016, 08:01:20 PM »
Thank you Razor.  Agree with what you said.  He back tracked about some of the people he mentioned later.  Also, the cover mentioned some problems he had afterwards being a drug runner but then there was only a sentence about it in the end.

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Re: Books
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2016, 08:49:18 PM »
I guess I am a little biased towards the Navy helicopter pilots.
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