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FREE READER õ DOC Chickenhawk ✓ 9780143035718 Ñ DOGSALONBRISTOL ✓ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Chickenhawk By Robert Mason – A true story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror the madness and the trauma of the Vietnam War More than half a million copiT missions Mason gives staggering descriptions that cut to the heart of the combat experience the fear and belligerence the uiet insights and raging madness the lasting friendships and sudden death the extreme emotions of a chickenhawk in constant dange What a terrific book So much than I expected More than a memoir than a war book It feels like a window back through time to the jungles of Southern Vietnam where we find a war that is hard to understand and even harder to justify While I found myself disliking Robert Mason his book and his brutal honesty is hard not to respect He could have shaved much detail from this book and still had a hit on his hands but he gave everything he had to Chickenhawk and it became a special piece of literature He presented the world a rare and unshielded veiw of the Vietnam War The best non fiction on Vietnam that I have read to date

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A true story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror the madness and the trauma of the Vietnam War More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first published in Now with a new afterword by the author an Add this one to my long list of books about the American War in Vietnam I am the right age to have been drafted for that war but was not due to a variety of deferments and a high lottery number The short story is that I was considering fleeing to Canada if I was drafted but never had to make that momentous decision that would have significantly changed my life I never came to that fork in the road so will always wonder what I would have done if I was actually faced with that choiceThe book was published in 1983 the year Robert Mason was forty one years old eighteen years after he was a twenty three year old in Vietnam This is a personal narrative of what I saw in Vietnam and how it affected me The events all happened; the chronology and geography are correct to the best of my knowledge The names of the characters have been changed Movies and books about Vietnam always have the Huey choppers coming and going from LZs delivering and picking up supplies and men They are often taking ground fire and sometimes coming down as a result But this is my first book that I have read that puts the reader in the head of the helicopter pilot on the ground and in the air Bob Mason wanted to fly from a young age and had his pilot’s license before he graduated from high school Vietnam made an impression on those who fought there; Mason is writing about events and feelings years later and it seems like you are right there Mason has been criticized for being too technical There is a diagram at the beginning of the book of a helicopter with all the major parts named There is also uite a bit of detail about how to actually maneuver a helicopter using hands and feet simultaneously It is way harder than patting your head and rubbing your stomach at the same time But this is far from a “how to” book But it does let you know that being a helicopter pilot in a war zone is a complex job Apparently you volunteer to be trained as a helicopter pilot so you are in this incredibly dangerous occupation by choice How many ways can you say “War is hell” The old man said nothing about Morris except that we ought to get some money together for flowers for his wife but Sherman took it upon himself to give a little speech that night“Well we’ve been pretty lucky up to now It was only a matter of time The other companies have taken a lot kills than we have so it’s our turn now It looks like the overall ratio is one in five One pilot out of five will get killed We’ve only lost two guys which puts us five away from the average We’ve just been lucky”I hated Sherman Now we were delinuent in our deaths Running behind in our proper death ratio were we Well we’ll just see about that C’mon you guys let’s go out there and die” I will have PTSD just from reading this book Short scenes and events strung together Moments in the lives and deaths of a group of men in a war The big story is the war The real stories are the individual actions and interactions between the men And then there is some occasional sane thinking I had never heard of a gook or a slope head or a slant eye or a dink who did anything but eat rice and shit and fight unending wars These tools and that waterwheel convinced me that there was a suc


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ChickenhawkD photographs taken by him during the conflict this straight from the shoulder account tells the electrifying truth about the helicopter war in Vietnam This is Robert Mason’s astounding personal story of men at war A veteran of than one thousand comba Excellent ReadBook Chickenhawk is Robert Mason's narrative of his experiences as a Huey UH 1 Irouois helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War The book chronicles his enlistment flight training deployment to and experiences in Vietnam and his experiences after returning from the warMovie Chicken Hawk Men Who Love Boys is a 1994 American documentary produced written and directed by Adi Sideman The film profiles members of the pedophilepederasty organization North American ManBoy Love Association NAMBLA who discuss sexual relationships between men and boys below the age of consentBook and movie seem like 2 different plotsAlso reminds me of the Platoon movie Fields of Fire bookA definite read that the Vietnam helicopter pilot may not have been on the ground but the horrors of the war followed him home forever to the United States