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

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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.

When Chuck Gross left for Vietnam in 1970, he was a nineteen-year-old Army helicopter pilot fresh out of flight school. He spent his entire Vietnam tour with the 71st Assault Helicopter Company flyin
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Paperback, 248 pages
Published June 13th 2006 by University of North Texas Press (first published June 2004)
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Piker7977
Aug 03, 2016 Piker7977 rated it liked it
Rattler One-Seven is a highly readable insight into the dangers of flying helicopters in combat while illuminating lesser known events of the Vietnam War. Chuck Gross's memoir is a valuable resource on a few levels. The reader gets an understanding of the different types of flights involved in Vietnam including resupply, combat assault, troop insertion and extraction, prepping landing zones, flare drops, and special assignments. Gross's variety of experiences are interesting and he does a decent ...more
Catherine B. Bennett
A well deserved 5 stars for this book

I think the author did a great job of recalling his experiences especially since so many years passed before writing it.
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Not bad, but i like ChickenHawk better
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