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  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (January 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143275324X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432753245
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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By William E. Peterson on December 27, 2011
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Review: Empty Tubes And Back Seat Memories
Russ Warriner

Review written by William E. Peterson
Author of Missions Of Fire And Mercy ~ Until Death Do Us part Missions of Fire and Mercy: Until Death Do Us Part

UNUSUAL BIRD

Russ Warriner has a great memory as proven by his writing this book without notes or letters home. The author enlisted to be a crew chief/gunner on a Huey gunship in Vietnam for one and a half years. He crewed his gunship while flying with the 2nd Battalion, 20th Artillery (ARA), lst Cavalry Division (AM).
The Huey that the author crewed was originally a Huey "slick" which was used for aerial combat assaults and for re-supplying the troops in the field. Normally this slick was equipped with two M-60 machine guns. However, as a part of the ARA (Aerial Rocket Artillery), Russ's particular aircraft was equipped with only one M-60. In addition, a rocket pod was mounted on the left side of the bird (The Maxwell System) for additional punch to keep the enemy at bay while supporting the troops on the ground.
This system included the M3 rocket system with 2.75" rockets and an SS Missile for busting up enemy bunkers.
Russ tells the story well enough to put the reader in his gunner seat. It's a great ride if you like a good adrenaline rush and brown undies. He tells of a night flare mission when a magnesium aircraft flare detonated on his ship. Though injured, he was able to kick the flare out of the aircraft, only to have it hang up on the skid. This could have been a very bad night for the crew, but his pilots were able to fly the ship to the medical pad without further problems.
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I was a Marine Corps gunner on a Huey gunship. This brought back a lot of memories. Good job and welcome home.

And My Mother Danced with Chesty Puller: Adventures of a Marine in the rear, to combat in Vietnam
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Having served as a helicopter crew chief with the 1st cavalry Division at the same time and areas of operation as Russ, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It brought back some great memories and some very sad ones. We probably flew passed each other on missions.
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Overall some interesting bits in this book. Having over 100 Viet Nam aircrew / pilot memoirs in my collection I would have to rate this near the bottom only because it was wriitten on about a 5th grade level. Each page comprises of a couple of choppy 3 or 4 sentence paragraphs of very basic structure. If you know a young boy interested in helicopters get him this book. As an adult read, skip it.
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By tony on August 31, 2015
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was that unit formed at Ft,
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