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Pucker Factor 10: Memoir of a U. S. Army Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam
     

Pucker Factor 10: Memoir of a U. S. Army Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam

by James Joyce
 

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“In 1963…there was no way I could have known, sitting in a classroom on that beautiful campus in Ohio, that by raising my hand I would be going to war in Vietnam and that I would see things, hear things and do things that most people cannot imagine.”—James Joyce.
The author was drawn into the United States Army through ROTC, and went

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“In 1963…there was no way I could have known, sitting in a classroom on that beautiful campus in Ohio, that by raising my hand I would be going to war in Vietnam and that I would see things, hear things and do things that most people cannot imagine.”—James Joyce.
The author was drawn into the United States Army through ROTC, and went through training to fly helicopters in combat over Vietnam. His experiences are notable because he flew both Huey “Slicks” and Huey “Gunships”: the former on defense as he flew troops into battle, and the latter on offense as he took the battle to the enemy. Through this book, the author relives his experiences flying and fighting, with special attention given to his and other pilots’ day-to-day lives—such as the smoke bombing of Disneyland, the nickname given to a United States Army–sponsored compound for prostitution. Some of the pilots Joyce served with survived the war and went on to have careers with commercial airlines, and many were killed.

Editorial Reviews

Catholic Library World
Joyce is an excellent writer...recommended
NAAP News
lavishly illustrated...truly moving
Smoky Mountain News
a fine and vivid account
From the Publisher
“Joyce is an excellent writer...recommended”—Catholic Library World; “lavishly illustrated...truly moving”—NAAP News; “a fine and vivid account”—Smoky Mountain News; “fascinating reading...‘Pucker Factor 10’ should be on the ‘must read’ list...well-worth every minute”—The Enterprise Mountaineer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786415571
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/14/2003
Pages:
212
Sales rank:
496,682
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

James Joyce is the author of Pucker Factor 10: Memoir of a U.S. Army Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam and has written numerous articles for newspapers such as the Durango Herald and the Chicago Tribune. He is CEO of Green Mountain International, a global purveyor of polyurethane construction products, and lives in Waynesville, North Carolina.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 2, 1882
Date of Death:
January 13, 1941
Place of Birth:
Dublin, Ireland
Place of Death:
Zurich, Switzerland
Education:
B.A., University College, Dublin, 1902
Website:
http://www.jamesjoyce.ie

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