In 1966 a young Army lieutenant from small-town Oklahoma set foot in the Central Highlands of Vietnam as a raw, inexperienced Huey pilot. Ray Clark would serve two harrowing tours in Vietnam, developing his piloting skills in combat. Clark has written an engrossing, poignant, and often humorous account of America's combat helicopter pilots and crew members: their adventures, triumphs and tragedies as they fought in a war like no other in America's history. A natural and masterful storyteller, Clark shares a personal memoir of war that Americans should heed carefully. Just Let Me Walk Away is a chronicle of a defining point in U.S. history, a tale of an unpopular war and the soldiers charged to fight it. This riveting, personal story is written with passion, dignity, and a commitment to truth. A day in the life of these American veterans is a story largely untold, an uncelebrated truth that Clark is compelled to reveal.
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Just Let Me Walk Away based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Be prepared to read the entire 282 pages STRAIGHT THROUGH! You will not be able to put it down. Personally, I was hooked from the prologue. You will love the contrasts. Serious as needed, stress that got my heart pounding, patriotism all over it, plus heartaches and humor all mixed well into a great story. The well illustrated black & white photos along the way add nicely to it's authenticity. There are actual Huey crash photos that are rare to see from the 60's. I had to go back and reread a few favorite chapters. This one got me a few times.. POWERFUL and very well done! Held my interest all the way through. This story is so good, it really deserves to be a movie. Thank you Ray Clark for putting this out there. You are one incredible pilot, and excellent story teller.