Beyond the Call of Duty

Beyond the Call of Duty

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Overview

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.

"As a former pilot and navigator with 195 combat missions over Vietnam I found Beyond the Call of Duty to be not only fascinating but extremely accurate. This is the kind of book you don't put down, as it so vividly describes the life, the joys, and the heartaches of an Air Force aviator."
--Ted M. Demars, Lt. Col. USAF Retired, Spokane, Washington

"Heroes to me are people who, when things get really bad, they get really good. Bernie went into the rescue without even knowing who [the down pilot] was- he just knew that an aviator was down and burning. His loyalty was to his uniform and to the family- the Air Force family."
--Jon Lucas, A1-E pilot and recipient of the Air Force Silver Star awarded for gallantry in action.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609085513
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Publication date: 12/06/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Jerry Borrowman is an award-winning author of historical fiction and coauthored biography. He and Rudi Wobbe won the prestigious National Award from the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge for sharing Rudi's true-life experiences in Three Against Hitler. A number of his books, including A Distant Prayer with Joseph Banks and 'Til the Boys Come Home, are LDS best-sellers. Jerry has been featured in a number of DVD presentations, including Stories from the Life of Orrin Porter Rockwell, as well as in television and radio interviews.

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