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.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||1 ED|
|Product dimensions:||4.25(w) x 6.34(h) x 0.50(d)|
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sleeps on bed after a long day of work getting ready for war.
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.
Easy to read, great look inside a great unit.
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