Overview

They called themselves Seawolves . . .
The men of SEALs, PBRs, and SF called them saviors . . .

Created in 1967, the HAL-3 helicopter squadron--aka Seawolves--provided quick-reaction close air support to SEALs, PBR River Rats, and Special Forces advisers and their troops. During the five years of the unit's existence, the seven detachments...
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Overview

They called themselves Seawolves . . .
The men of SEALs, PBRs, and SF called them saviors . . .

Created in 1967, the HAL-3 helicopter squadron--aka Seawolves--provided quick-reaction close air support to SEALs, PBR River Rats, and Special Forces advisers and their troops. During the five years of the unit's existence, the seven detachments of Seawolves amassed stunning statistics: 78,000 missions, 8,200 enemy kills, 8,700 sampans sunk, and 9,500 structures destroyed. These 200 men collected a total of 17,339 medals.

This is the story of one of those men. . . .

Taking enemy fire while braced against the rocket pod of a Huey gunship and shooting an M-60 freehand in 110 mph winds was just part of Dan Kelly's job in Vietnam. As a gunner in the all-volunteer Seawolves, he served with distinction until three bullets bought him a trip home. Here is his amazing story of the Seawolves--a harrowing tale of unsung heroism and undaunted courage in combat.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307490612
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/10/2008
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 284,092
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Daniel E. Kelly lives with his wife, Belle, in Plano, Texas. After leaving the navy, he graduated from college with a B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa. Despite the loss of a leg four inches above the knee, he holds a deputy's commission with the Dallas County sheriff's department. He has worked with the Dallas Tactical Team and gone undercover for BATF. He likes horseback riding and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.


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  • Posted June 27, 2012

    great read

    As in all reads about the Vietnam War it is very bloody and life is not worth much especially in the air in a helicopter. But it is quite exciting and will keep you turning those pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Great Book

    Easy to read, great look inside a great unit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2000

    I was there

    Having been one of the first assigned to HA(L)-3 while it was still HC-1 Det 29 in March 1967. And arriving in Vietnam in May 1967. I found being a member and doorgunner with the 'SEAWOLVES' was the best experience I have ever had in my life. Spending time with Det 3 and Det 5 during my tour of 67-68 The seawolves did the best job ever in S E Asia. This book tells the story in a very complete manner. My thanks to Dan for writing this part of his and all of our lives. 'DirtyDick' AT-1 Combat Aircrewman HA(L)-3 67/68

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