The Blades Carry Me: Inside the Helicopter War in Vietnam

The Blades Carry Me: Inside the Helicopter War in Vietnam


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ISBN-13: 9780991543007
Publisher: WxillWords Press
Publication date: 03/06/2014
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 694,873
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

James V. Weatherill is a veteran helicopter pilot with 1,341 combat hours in Vietnam. As a civilian pilot he flew helicopters in logging operations, dam, ski lift, and power line construction as well as fire fighting. He was a pilot for regional airlines and retired from a national airline as a Boeing 737 captain.
Now retired, he repairs boat interiors and creates art from wood scraps. He also enjoys writing and playing his guitars.

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The Blades Carry Me: Inside the Helicopter War in Vietnam 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
James Weatherill tells a fascinating story of his tour as a CH-47 Chinook helicopter pilot in Vietnam during 1967-68, as part of the 180th Assault Support Helicopter Company. Carrying supplies and personnel whenever and wherever they were needed, under fire more often than not, were the least of the author's missions. But all was not always deadly earnest, as the times for rest and relaxation are covered as well. Meanwhile, co-author Anne Weatherill intersperses her husband's story with her own perspective of the time, that of a new, young mother, performing the well-known duty of military spouses supporting her husband at war, while moving along with her own life and holding everything together on the home front.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A compelling story of the Vietnam helicopter war. The insights of a young couple during a very trying period both on the home front and above the jungle canopy of Vietnam. The author brings to life the day to day life and challenges of a Chinook pilot during the peak of the conflict.