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Author Ford, Robert Lloyd, 1944- author.

Title Black Cat 2-1 [electronic resource] : The True Story of a Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and His Crew / Robert Lloyd Ford.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Brown Books Publishing Group, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (288 pages)
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Summary "This moving memoir about the gritty life of a military helicopter pilot fills a gap in the genre of Vietnam literature." -- Foreword Reviews In the Vietnam War, 2,197 helicopter pilots and 2,717 crew members were killed. Black Cat 2-1 is the story of one pilot who made it home and the valiant men he served with who risked their lives for the troops on the ground. Bob Ford invites readers into the Huey helicopters he flew on more than 1,000 missions when he and his men dared to protect and rescue. For those whose voices were silenced in that faraway place or who have never told their stories, he creates a tribute that reads like a thriller, captures the humor of men at war, and resounds with respect for those who served with honor. An Oklahoma Book Award Finalist "Bob Ford's account of his year in the command seat of his ship of salvation is a priceless contribution to the literary canon of that war." -- David A. Maurer, Special Forces veteran, author of The Dying Place "[Ford] brings to life his story so the reader can experience what it may have been like -- and how the troops felt at the time. With moments that feel like they were written for a movie, Black Cat 2-1 will take you in the air over Vietnam and through some of the hardest missions you could expect." -- Week99er "This memoir is hard to beat." -- Air & Space/Smithsonian "Capably written." -- Publishers Weekly "Refreshing . . evocative descriptions of combat flying." -- The VVA Veteran.
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Subject Ford, Robert Lloyd, 1944-
United States. Army. Aviation Company, 282nd.
Helicopter pilots -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9781612542447 (epub)
Standard No. 9781612542447

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