Beyond the Call of Duty

Beyond the Call of Duty

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by Jerry Borrowman, Bernard Fisher, Deseret Book Company
     
 

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Providing close air support to ground troops in Vietnam was hazardous anytime, but on March 10, 1966, the Special Forces in the old French Fortress of Ashau were in particular trouble as the Viet Cong closed in. When an American airman went down, his death was a near certainty. That's when Major Bernie Fisher had a decision to make: leave the pilot to his fate or…  See more details below

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Providing close air support to ground troops in Vietnam was hazardous anytime, but on March 10, 1966, the Special Forces in the old French Fortress of Ashau were in particular trouble as the Viet Cong closed in. When an American airman went down, his death was a near certainty. That's when Major Bernie Fisher had a decision to make: leave the pilot to his fate or undertake a near-suicidal landing to help him out. Bernie's decision made him just one of sixteen members in the history of the Air Force to earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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ISBN-13:
9781609085513
Publisher:
Deseret Book Company
Publication date:
02/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
421,723
File size:
5 MB

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Beyond the Call of Duty: The Story of an American Hero 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
A_Navy_Pilot_in_Viet_Nam More than 1 year ago
This was a very compelling story from Bernard Fisher describing his meeting with President Lyndon Johnson to his account of the events that day in the Ashau Valley. It was a thrilling story and there is no question as to his deserving the nation's highest military honor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bernie Fisher is one of the greatest men I have ever known. I have always looked up to him. When I found out about the book that was coming out I had to get it! It is a great read about a true hero. Buy this book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Colonel Bernard Fisher, USAF, Retired was the first member of the Air Force to earn the Medal of Honor in Vietnam for an heroic air rescue of a downed pilot in the Ashau Valley. This book tells the story of his entire career, including flying two dead-stick landings of an F-104 Starfighter off Florida. An amazing pilot, a remarkable human being.