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Basher Five-Two: The True Story of F-16 Fighter Pilot Captain Scott O'Grady Paperback – July 6, 1998
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U.S. Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady was shot down in his F-16 over Bosnia while helping to keep the peace. The plane exploded, and Captain O'Grady fell 5 miles to the ground below. In exciting detail, Captain O'Grady tells how he evaded capture and how, with little water and no food, he was able to survive on his own in enemy territory.
About the Author
Scott O’Grady has accumulated more than 1,300 military flying hours, including over 1,000 in the F-16 for the U. Air Force Reserve. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Return with Honor.
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One of the marines whom I was acquainted with told me of the bullet that went through the canteen of the guy sitting next to him, spun around on the shaking helicopter floor in front of them until the guy reached down and picked it up. An RPG also flashed by their little bubble window but missed.
The crew chief I spoke with said that capt O'Grady had his side arm in hand as he tried to climb aboard the chopper and would not follow instructions to put it away first. The crew chief was worried that a strung out O'Grady might cause an accidental discharge in the aircraft. When O'Grady continued to refuse, the chief knocked his wrist against the door edge until he let go of the gun.
Overall, it is precisely as I remember it from my position as ship's crew but it is nice finally learning his side of the operation, which of course is the more important story.
I would recommend this to all who enjoy reading a to-the-point book of true stories and how they really happened. It is not as extremely intense as the loosely related movie "Behind Enemy Lines" portrays, but it is still an amazing feat.