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Rattler One-seven : A Vietnam Helicopter Pilot's War Story

By: Gross, Chuck

Part of the North Texas Military Biography and Memoir series
1574412213 / 9781574412215
Paperback / softback
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248 pages, 26 illustrations, 2 maps, glossary, notes, bibliography, index
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Rattler One-Seven puts you in the helicopter seat, to see the war in Vietnam through the eyes of an inexperienced pilot as he transforms himself into a seasoned combat veteran.

At the age of twenty, Chuck Gross spent his 1970-71 tour with the 71st Assault Helicopter Company flying UH-1 Huey helicopters.

He inserted special operations teams into Laos and participated in Lam Son 719, a misbegotten attempt to assault and cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail, during which his helicopter was shot down and he was stranded in the field.

Soon after the war he wrote down his adventures, while his memory was still fresh with the events. ""Rattler One-Seven"" (his call sign) is written as Gross experienced it, using these notes along with letters written home to accurately preserve the mindset he had while in Vietnam.


BGH Biography: historical, political & military, HBJF Asian history, HBJK History of the Americas, HBWS2 Vietnam War

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