Hornet 33

Memoir of a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam

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Format Paperback 296 pages 6 x 9 inches 15 photos & illustrations, maps, index
ISBN-13 978-1-47666-609-9

Combat helicopter pilots in the Vietnam War flew each mission facing the possibility of imminent death. Begun as a series of attempted letters to the Department of Veterans Affairs, this compelling memoir of an aircraft commander in the 116th Assault Helicopter Company—“The Hornets”—relates his experience of the war in frank detail.

From supporting the 25th Infantry Division’s invasion of Cambodia, to flying the lead aircraft in the 101st Airmobile Division’s pivotal Operation Lam Son 719 invasion of Laos to cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail at LZ Hope, the author recounts the traumatic events of his service from March 1970 to March 1971.

"[Denny] did and saw things that far exceeded normal levels of fighting, suffering, and killing, and describes many gory scenes.... Ed Denny has a way with words, using fresh similes and metaphors, few cliches, and conveying a sense of awe and wonder. The book tightly held my attention from start to finish."   --VVA Veteran.

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