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Rampant Raider : An A-4 Skyhawk Pilot in Vietnam (Reprint) (Paperback) (Stephen R. Gray)
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A member of Light Attack Squadron 212’s “Rampant Raiders," A-4 pilot Stephen R. Gray writes about his experiences flying combat sorties from the deck of an aircraft carrier during one of the most intense periods of aerial combat in U.S. aviation history. From the perspective of a junior officer, Gray reveals the lessons he learned first at the Naval Aviation Training Command and then in actual combat flying the Skyhawk from USS Bon Homme Richard in Vietnam. Training strengthens commitment, Gray points out, allowing ordinary men like him to fly dangerous missions. Readers will discover how circumstances created heroes—heroes who managed to overcome their personal fears for a greater cause—and how, despite the lack of public support for the war, the men remained committed to one another. The book also addresses how men react to service during contentious political times, lessons relevant for today.
Number of Pages: 320
Publisher: Naval Inst Pr
Author: Stephen R. Gray
Street Date: September 15, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-9528
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