Triumphant Warrior

The Legend of the Navy's Most Daring Helicopter Pilot
Casemate Publishers
  • erschienen am 11. Juli 2019
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 240 Seiten
978-1-61200-763-2 (ISBN)
The story of Allen "Wes" Weseleskey, a daring helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War who undertook a dangerous rescue in 1968.
  • Englisch
  • USA
40-50 images
  • Höhe: 236 mm
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  • Breite: 163 mm
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  • Dicke: 20 mm
  • 538 gr
978-1-61200-763-2 (9781612007632)
Peter Shay is a retired US Navy pilot. He flew UH-1B Huey gunships as a first tour pilot, assigned to the same Vietnam-based Navy Seawolf squadron as Allen Weseleskey. Subsequently he has put his experience to good use, conducting six Vietnam-era oral histories on behalf of the Naval Historical Center, as well as having interviewed more than 50 witnesses for this biography of a former squadron mate. He has served as commander of the Naval Aviation Commandery in New York for five years, and is currently a member of Seawolf Association, Game Warden Association, American Legion, New York Council of the Navy League, and NYC Veterans Alliance.
"Shay...specializes in putting together Vietnam War-era oral histories for the Naval Historical Center. An avid researcher, he conducted nearly fifty interviews with former squadron mates for 'Triumphant Warrior'. Shay's narrative jumps from person to person but still develops personalities. Every man is vitally alive on these pages, often with death nearby. Similarly, he jumps from event to event without missing a beat. He grabs your attention and does not let go."--The VVA Veteran "It is a labor of love and the writing shows as such. His language is that of a Navy helicopter pilot and one who has the utmost respect for the individuals out in front and working behind the scenes. His attention to detail, specifically where he includes the untold stories of crew-chiefs, door gunners and enlisted maintainers is what makes this book stand out."--Naval Historical Foundation

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