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The Price of Exit

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  4 reviews
"The risk of a fatal catastrophe was constant. The NVA was the enemy, but the ultimate opponent was, quite simply, death. . . ."

For assault helicopter crews flying in and around the NVA-infested DMZ, the U.S. pullout from Vietnam in 1970-71 was a desperate time of selfless courage. Now former army warrant officer Tom Marshall of the Phoenix, C Company, 158th Aviation Batta
Mass Market Paperback, 392 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by Ballantine Books (first published April 29th 1998)
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Bernie Weisz
Nov 17, 2010 Bernie Weisz rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Bernie by: Tom Marshall
written By Bernie Weisz Vietnam War Historian Contact: Title of Review: "Invaluable Insight Of The Last Few Years of American Involvement in Vietnam"

This is truly one of the most insightful books I have ever read on the very end of the line for the U.S. in their "pull-out" in Vietnam, circa 1970-71. Tom Marshall, formerly of the Phoenix, C Company, 158th Aviation Battalion, 101st Airborne vividly describes how more than 30% of his 130 helicopter-school classmates, i.e. pilots, c
This book had some interesting anecdotes but overall I did not enjoy it. To be honest, I was very disappointed in the writing as well as in the editing- that is, if there was any. The book was very poorly written and the author often repeated himself ad nauseam. He also complained an awful lot for a man that volunteered to be a helicopter pilot. In fact, he admitted that his attitude as well as his disdain for Huey flying basically caused him to be somewhat ostracized by other pilots in his unit ...more
Robert Lewter
Really good. One of those books that you think about long after you are done with it.
John Salazar
Another great helicopter pilot book.
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