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A Lonely Kind of War Forward Air Controller Vietnam

Forward air controllers fought a tension filled three dimensional war in Vietnam uite lite. An engaging and entertaining readThis is a remarkable book of service and self sacrifice It is fast paced at times humorous and very well written A Forward Air Controller flying an OV 10 Bronco Marshall Harrison tells the compelling story of his service in South Vietnam Flying from forward often unimproved air strips he helped protect troops in enemy contact and directed fighter aircraft dropping bombs The Isles engaging and KING entertaining readThis is a remarkable book of service and self sacrifice It is fast paced at times humorous and very well written A Forward Air Controller flying an OV 10 Bronco Marshall Harrison tells the compelling story of his service in South Vietnam Flying from forward often unimproved air strips he helped protect troops in Ty jesteś moje imię enemy contact and directed fighter aircraft dropping bombs

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A dangerous life as they flew low and slow always a prime target for enemy small arms fir. First a uibble has the author s name wrong It is Marshall Harrison SheeshThis is one of the truly outstanding accounts of one man s wartime experience Harrison was a junior and later field grade Air Force officer and former jet pilot who was assigned as a Forward Air Controller FAC in Vietnam These are not the memoirs of a general and that makes this book all the betterHarrison and his team lived in the mud the bugs and the bombs in advanced airstrips from which they flew support for ground operations Juggling fighter bombers directing artillery and performing battle damage assessment these pilots flew low and slow overhead and were subjected to intense groundfire on a regular basis Harrison describes in vivid terms what his life was like during that yearlong deployment that included a stint flying covert missions over Cambodia and Laos Harrison is not a revisionist and has no political axe to grind He simply tells his story in a way that transcends tactical descriptions or euipment nomenclature From one of the most gripping starting chapters I have ever read Harrison leads us into a story that will keep readers raptAlthough his efforts are uite serious Harrison possesses a wicked sense of humor The snakes in the bombshelter story never fails to leave me laughing hysterically Just as adroitly we catch an eually striking glimpse of terror when he gets shot down in Cambodia This is an honest easy to read and captivating account of wartime experiences recounted through the eyes of a everyday member of the military I have probably read it ten times and find it just as enjoyable with every reading I cannot recommend this book highly enough to anyone seeking a different perspective on Vietnam or even war in general

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Rally running the air war on the battlefield where they coordinated all air strikes It was. Great read on the little known lives of Forward Air Controllers FACs during Vietnam The Author s wit really lends itself to the art of military story telling helping to capture the essence of the Aviator way of life


10 thoughts on “A Lonely Kind of War Forward Air Controller Vietnam

  1. says:

    An earnest and engrossing account of Mr Harrison's experience as a FAC pilot of the OV 10 Bronco in Vietnam and Cambodia He directs fighters in the air and provides close air support to the soldiers on the ground engaging in slower speed turboprop flight and tight aerobatics that fill a critical operational niche between

  2. says:

    An engaging and entertaining readThis is a remarkable book of service and self sacrifice It is fast paced at times humorous and very well written A Forward Air Controller flying an OV 10 Bronco Marshall Harrison tells the compelling story of his service in South Vietnam Flying from forward often unimproved air strips he helped prote

  3. says:

    This is the definitive book on the battles fought by forward air controllers in the Vietnam War The author weaves a compelling narr

  4. says:

    I enjoyed the narrative in this book although I felt the ending was way too much of a hollywood action movie I uestion whether the eve

  5. says:

    Great read on the little known lives of Forward Air Controllers FACs during Vietnam The Author's wit really lends itself to the art of military story telling helping to capture the essence of the Aviator way of life

  6. says:

    Author Marshall Harrison served in the United States Air Force for three tours of duty during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1970 His autobiographical book A Lonely Kind of War depicts his uniue job as Forward Air Controller in a Bronco OV 10 aircraft Harrison and his few colleagues as FACs coordinated air strikes by fighter bombers in support of ground troops and bombing bunkers and other ground targets of opportunity Often worki

  7. says:

    Excellent book Guy has cojones enjoyed the beginning and the shoot down especially

  8. says:

    First a uibble has the author's name wrong It is Marshall Harrison SheeshThis is one of the truly outstanding accounts of one man's wartime experience Harrison was a junior and later field grade Air Force officer and former jet pilot who was assigned as a Forward Air Controller FAC in Vietnam These are not the memoirs of a general and that makes this book all the betterHarrison and his team lived in the mud the bugs an

  9. says:

    Forward Air Controllers had one of the most important jobs in Vietnam They made sure that troops got airpower delivered exactly where they needed it and not off in the jungle or on friendly positions With a load of smoke rockets an

  10. says:

    My dad loaned this book to Mark and I We both enjoyed it though I thought it was a bit technical for me at times the book starts off with a 2 paged list of military acronyms and their meanings and several times in reading I had to refer to the list and found that it wasn't comprehensive enough Though it did paint a vibrant picture of life as a FAC pilot in Vietnam The risk the dangers and the laughs it gave a

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