Dead Men Flying: Victory in Viet Nam The Legend of Dust off: America's Battlefield Angels

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Viet Nam may be the only war we ever fought, or perhaps that was ever fought, in which the heroism of the American soldier was accompanied by humanitarianism unmatched in the annals of warfare. And the humanitarianism took place during the heat of the battle. The GI fixed as he fought, he cured and educated and built in the middle of the battle. He truly cared for, and about, those people. What other Army has ever done that? Humanitarianism was America's great victory in Viet ...
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Overview

Viet Nam may be the only war we ever fought, or perhaps that was ever fought, in which the heroism of the American soldier was accompanied by humanitarianism unmatched in the annals of warfare. And the humanitarianism took place during the heat of the battle. The GI fixed as he fought, he cured and educated and built in the middle of the battle. He truly cared for, and about, those people. What other Army has ever done that? Humanitarianism was America's great victory in Viet Nam.

Spearheading the humanitarian efforts were the air ambulance operations, call-sign Dust Off, the most dangerous of all aviation operations, which rescued some one million souls in Viet Nam. Dead Men Flyingis the story of Charles Kelly, the father of Dust Off, who gave his life to save Dust Off - the greatest life-saver ever. His dying words - When I have your wounded - set the standard for combat medicine to this day.

It is also the story of the author, Medal of Honor recipient General Patrick Brady, who learned from Charles Kelly and struggled to meet his standard. Brady led the 54th Medical Detachment as it rescued over 21,000 wounded - enemy and friendly - in 10 months, while sustaining 26 Purple Hearts. Finally,Dead Men Flyingis the story of salvation in the midst of horror, courage in the face of adversity, and the miracle of faith in the heat of combat. A riveting tale from America's most decorated living soldier, this is a book that no American can afford to ignore.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936488353
  • Publisher: WND Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/18/2012
  • Pages: 307
  • Sales rank: 342,201
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

MAJOR GENERAL (RET) PAT BRADY served over 34 years in the Army in duty stations across the world: In Berlin during the building of the Wall; as commander of the DMZ in Korea, in the Dominican Republic; in the Pentagon as chief spokesman for the Army and for 2 years in Viet Nam. In two tours in Viet Nam he rescued over 5000 wounded and flew over 2500 combat missions. He is identified in the Encyclopedia of the Viet Nam War as the top helicopter pilot in that war and is one of two Viet Nam soldiers to earn both the Medal of Honor and the Distin- guished Service Cross, our nation's second highest award. Some pundits also identify him as the most decorated living veteran. His awards include: Two Distinguished Service Medals; the Defense Superior Service Medal; the Legion of Merit; six Distinguished Flying Crosses; two Bronze Stars, one for valor; the Purple Heart and 53 Air Medals, one for valor. He is a member of both the Army Aviation and Dust Off Halls of Fame. Brady is a former president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and a past Commis- sioner of the Battle Monuments Commission during the construction of the WWII memorial. General Brady has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Seattle University and an MBA from Notre Dame University.

MEGHAN BRADY SMITH was commissioned a second lieutenant Medical Service Corps from the ROTC Brady Battalion at Seattle University where she earned dual degrees in Journalism and the Humanities. She also has a Master's degree in education. She served in Germany, Kosovo, Kuwait and Operation Iraqi Freedom during the invasion of Iraq where she earned the Bronze Star. She married Matt, an Army aviator, and left the military as a captain. She is now a homeschooling mom with four children homesteading in the wilds of Vermont.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 Semi-War

1 Meeting the Man 3

2 A Flying Christmas Tree 8

3 Red Clay, Rabies, and Titty Mountain 12

4 Lethal Patients 18

5 The Big Grandmother of Medicine 20

6 Death Spiral 26

7 WHAM 29

8 Duty in the Pearl of the Orient 33

9 Ghost Riders in the Sky 40

10 Portable Red Crosses 42

11 Geneva, the Dead, and Preventive Medicine 49

12 A Traitor in the 57th 53

13 The Genius of a Mad Man 59

14 An Atheist Is My Co-Pilot 64

15 Two Unlucky Irishmen 68

16 When I Have Your Wounded 73

17 The Kelly Way 81

18 Kelly's Krazies 87

19 Between His Ankles 96

20 Lesser Nobles and Butterfly Balls 110

21 I Gotta Get Out of This Place 120

Part 2 Preparations for War

22 The Flying Red Asshole 131

23 The Golden-Winged 54th 130

Part 3 War

24 Where the Hell Is Chu Lai? 157

25 An AO from Hell 160

26 Opening Week 176

27 October: Man-Made Stars and an Epiphany 182

26 November: The Fog Is Lifted 198

29 Another Epiphany 202

30 December: Doldrums 206

31 Father Don's Air Medal 212

32 January: New Year, New Life 219

33 6 January: The Feast of the Epiphany 221

34 TET: Americas Greatest Victory in Viet Nam 232

35 February 236

36 March: My Lai and Operational Definition 240

37 April: The Man Without a Face 252

38 May: Mayhem 254

39 Viet Nam Golgotha 256

40 Where Is the Worm? 271

41 June: Amazing Stars 275

42 July: A Wedding, a Medal, and My Last Mission 280

43 Dust Off Déjà Vu 289

Epilogue 295

Thanks and Thoughts 300

Glossary 302

Index 304

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