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US Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam (Warrior) Paperback – June 17, 2008
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About the Author
Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer. The author lives in Cypress, Texas.
Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He has had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist. Steve has provided award-winning illustrations for renowned publishers Dorling Kindersley, where his interest in historical illustration began. Steve Noon lives in Kent, UK.
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If you want a detailed accounting of helicopter pilot training in the Vietnam era, as well as the types used and their introduction dates, as well as the organization of helicopter units. THIS is the book for you.
In January 1967 I arrived in-country, a light weapons infantryman who had given up his slot in OCS, knowing nothing about Army Aviation. To my great relief, I was sent to the 11th Combat Aviation Battalion of the 1st Aviation Brigade, rather than an Infantry Division. Through that year, and my friendship with several crew chiefs, I learned a bit about helicopters, and added to that knowledge through readings after I had left RVN. This book has further added to that knowledge. I concur with the author's admiration for warrant officer pilots. We EM's loved these "helicopter drivers". No commissioned officer bulls*** and sense of superiority. Just a bunch of guys our age who loved to fly and judged others solely by their ability to fly
Altogether this is a worthy addition to the Osprey Stable, especially for those of us interested in the Vietnam War. His other books like the Viet Nam Airborne are also worth a looking at.
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