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Guardian Angel: Life and Death Adventures with Pararescue, the World's Most Powerful Commando Rescue Force Hardcover – September 21, 2012
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Now who do you call when you have a man down in really bad shape in a mine field or you have a vessel in high seas with a sick or injured crewman. The Air Force have a highly skilled small group of men.
Pararescuemen, or Pararescue Jumpers (PJs), of AFSOC Special Tactics Squadrons and Air Combat Command Rescue Squadrons, are special operators tasked with retrieving personnel from hostile environments. A typical Pararescue mission would entail insertion by helicopter behind enemy lines in order to find, treat and extract friendly forces such as a downed pilot or wounded special operator. PJs train to jump into water from hovering helicopters. They can also insert by parachute.
This is the Story of on Senior Master Sergeant William F. Sine,that did his whole carrier as PJ. You will learn what it take to become a PJ and what it take to stay on top of your game to save others. The injuries they are trained to treat would make so ER doctors cringe and then do this on a turbulent aircraft or almost alone in the middle of nowhere.Read more ›
In my opinion this manuscript has enough potential to be good with proper professional attention. The stories are interesting and sometimes funny, and I bet there were many more that were left out that could potentially have been included. My opinion is that people interested in our military will find this a fun read, regardless of whether they have served or not.
None of this should in any way be seen as a negative reflection on Bill Sine's praiseworthy service to our country. I'm simply stating that his story could be more effectively told without the distractions of poor copy that wasn't ready for prime time.
A great read.
My one complaint about the book is that it repeats itself. There are places throughout the book where the author will say something like "We called it [name]." Then a few sentences later, he'd write "it was called [name]." This wasn't a huge distraction, but it did break the flow of the narrative. (This could be fixed with an editor.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good look into the career field! Well written and hard to put down.Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
Some great stories from MSgt. Sine. While some people might criticize the informal writing style, I liked it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chris Reynolds
I liked the book because it contained many exciting stories about a pararescueman's life in which I was interested and for which I was looking for when buying the book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Evita
Great book by a great warrior. There are a number of typo's and grammatical errors. If that will bother you, please think twice about this book. Otherwise, great read.Published 1 month ago by jacob Mota
Drones along repeating the same story, told 14 different ways.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great read. These guys are amazing!! I can't say this book is any better than any other PJ book but I'm happy to have read it and happy to have it in my library. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Steve A
This is good background in USAF pararescue. The stories offer a glimpse into the lives of these brave, talented men. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jon Nehring
Interesting and stimulating read! Bill Sine has obviously "been there & done that". I was with the 81st TFW at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge a few years before Bill was... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Abner H George Jr
Excellent book describing the pararescue world. I might be biased since I apparently crossed paths a few times (unknowingly) with the author during my time in the service and I... Read morePublished 6 months ago by CHANIN