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  1. says:

    An earnest and engrossing account of Mr Harrison's experience as a FAC pilot of the OV 10 Bronco in Vietnam and Cambodia He directs fighters in

  2. says:

    An engaging and entertaining readThis is a remarkable book of service and self sacrifice It is fast paced at times humorous and very well written A Forward Air Controller flying an OV 10 Bronco Marshall Harrison tells the compelling

  3. says:

    This is the definitive book on the battles fought by forward air controllers in the Vietnam War The author weaves a compelling narra

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    I enjoyed the narrative in this book although I felt the ending was way too much of a hollywood action movie I uestion whether the events he described all really happened Still it was enjoyable as heck

  5. says:

    Great read on the little known lives of Forward Air Controllers FACs during Vietnam The Author's wit really lends itself to the art of military story telling helping to capture the essence of the Aviator way of life

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    Author Marshall Harrison served in the United States Air Force for three tours of duty during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1970 His autobiographical book A Lonely Kind of War depicts his uniue job as Forward Air Controller in a Bronc

  7. says:

    Excellent book Guy has cojones enjoyed the beginning and the shoot down especially

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    First a uibble has the author's name wrong It is Marshall Harrison SheeshThis is one of the truly outstanding accounts of one man's wartime experience Harrison was a junior and later field grade Air Force officer and former jet pilot who was assigned as a Forward Air Controller FAC in Vietnam These are not the memoirs of a general and that makes this book all the betterHarrison and his team lived in the mud the bugs and

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    Forward Air Controllers had one of the most important jobs in Vietnam They made sure that troops got airpower delivered exactly where they needed it and not off in the jungle or on friendly positions With a load of smoke ro

  10. says:

    My dad loaned this book to Mark and I We both enjoyed it though I thought it was a bit technical for me at times the book starts off with a 2 paged list of military acronyms and their meanings and several times in reading I had to refer to the list and found that it wasn't comprehensive enough Though it did paint a vibrant picture

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Forward air controllers fought a tension filled three dimensional war in Vietnam uite lite An engaging and entertaining readThis is a remarkable book of service and self sacrifice It is fast paced at times humorous and very well written A Forward Air Controller flying an OV 10 Bronco Marshall Harrison tells the compelling story of his service in South Vietnam Flying from forward often unimproved air strips he helped protect troops in enemy contact and directed fighter aircraft dropping bombs Engendering Song uite lite An engaging and entertaining readThis is a remarkable book of service and self sacrifice It is fast paced at times humorous and very well written A Forward Air Controller flying an OV 10 Bronco Marshall Harrison tells the compelling story of his service in South Vietnam Flying from forward often Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide unimproved air strips he helped protect troops in enemy contact and directed fighter aircraft dropping bombs

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A Lonely Kind of War Forward Air Controller Vietnam

A dangerous life as they flew low and slow always a prime target for enemy small arms fir Excellent book Guy has cojones enjoyed the beginning and the shoot down especially

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Rally running the air war on the battlefield where they coordinated all air strikes It was Author Marshall Harrison served in the United States Air Force for three tours of duty during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1970 His autobiographical book A Lonely Kind of War depicts his uniue job as Forward Air Controller in a Bronco OV 10 aircraft Harrison and his few colleagues as FACs coordinated air strikes by fighter bombers in support of ground troops and bombing bunkers and other ground targets of opportunity Often working with a wide myriad of officers radio operators and pilots this job reuired a range of skills including communications navigation piloting and attacking ground targets As a result the FAC duty was assigned to a select group of Air Force pilots who as the title of this book suggests were alone in their mission to support the armed forces in Vietnam Harrison made over five hundred sorties as Air Laison OfficerForward Air Controller 1st Infantry Division and 1st Cavalry Division in the Vietnam area He become well decorated with medals and awards for his service which include the Silver Star and Distinguished Flying Cross Fortunately many of the sorties he made to earn the medals are included in the book Why is such a history valuable than secondary sources or entertaining than an fiction action novel Mostly because the fiction novels have the same action but it is not real Here it is real but no less exciting to read about The book also informs and educates audiences A Lonely Kind of War throws the reader directly into the the elements of a page turning thriller novel action with bombing and getting shot at by enemy antiaircraft guns Harrison has many choices of missions to include in this title and it is interesting to note that this book could have been well over a thousand pages if he included every exciting mission he experienced and the anecdotes from base and flying on the over five hundred sorties that he made while on active duty However he chooses the most exciting missions to include because they make for good story telling But he also includes typical every day experiences to inform the audience about what daily life was like in Vietnam for military personel Therefore both the exciting and the mundane remembrances are worth including After the initial adventure in the skies over South Vietnam the reader is taken back to the basics of becoming an FAC The author s keen sense of storytelling is apparent here because if told in strict seuential order the book would not be as attention grabbing to the reader who might become bored if started with training and not combat The training is vital to the story because without it the book would be nothing than anecdotes typical of storytelling to curious children and grandchildren Marshall Harrison was shot down and spent a night in the jungle while being hunted by the enemy Viet Cong At the end of his tour as FAC he reluctantly flew for the Special Forces who were operating in Cambodia These make for a great crescendo to the story There are many memoirs written about the Vietnam War and authors usually need to decide what to include and what to omit when editing down to size Given the daily non stop reuirement of American servicemen in Vietnam this leaves historians and authors with a lot of material anecdotes and information to process in order to create a compelling story Fortunately Marshall Harrison was not only a decorated Air Force pilot but also an effective author whose prose is elegant and plot structure specific to grabbing the reader in the beginning telling the nuts and bolts of the operation and finishing with an action packed crescendo that is worthy of any fiction novel of action and adventure These types of books are a great kind of history for the general public because not only do they educate readers about the realities of an important part of American history but they do so in an entertaining fashion that compels the reader to finish the book and not give up part way through Historians appreciate a serviceman who keeps a diary or plans to write a memoir From remembering conversations to mission details living history like this book is of great value to both historiography and the average reader alike As a result we have a piece of history that can tell the story of those who served in Vietnam and sacrificed their lives for both contemporary and future citizens The men and women who served in Vietnam deserve if nothing else to have their stories told and Marshall Harrison s A Lonely Kind of War accomplishes this goal Engendering Song uniue job as Forward Air Controller in a Bronco OV 10 aircraft Harrison and his few colleagues as FACs coordinated air strikes by fighter bombers in support of ground troops and bombing bunkers and other ground targets of opportunity Often working with a wide myriad of officers radio operators and pilots this job reuired a range of skills including communications navigation piloting and attacking ground targets As a result the FAC duty was assigned to a select group of Air Force pilots who as the title of this book suggests were alone in their mission to support the armed forces in Vietnam Harrison made over five hundred sorties as Air Laison OfficerForward Air Controller 1st Infantry Division and 1st Cavalry Division in the Vietnam area He become well decorated with medals and awards for his service which include the Silver Star and Distinguished Flying Cross Fortunately many of the sorties he made to earn the medals are included in the book Why is such a history valuable than secondary sources or entertaining than an fiction action novel Mostly because the fiction novels have the same action but it is not real Here it is real but no less exciting to read about The book also informs and educates audiences A Lonely Kind of War throws the reader directly into the the elements of a page turning thriller novel action with bombing and getting shot at by enemy antiaircraft guns Harrison has many choices of missions to include in this title and it is interesting to note that this book could have been well over a thousand pages if he included every exciting mission he experienced and the anecdotes from base and flying on the over five hundred sorties that he made while on active duty However he chooses the most exciting missions to include because they make for good story telling But he also includes typical every day experiences to inform the audience about what daily life was like in Vietnam for military personel Therefore both the exciting and the mundane remembrances are worth including After the initial adventure in the skies over South Vietnam the reader is taken back to the basics of becoming an FAC The author s keen sense of storytelling is apparent here because if told in strict seuential order the book would not be as attention grabbing to the reader who might become bored if started with training and not combat The training is vital to the story because without it the book would be nothing than anecdotes typical of storytelling to curious children and grandchildren Marshall Harrison was shot down and spent a night in the jungle while being hunted by the enemy Viet Cong At the end of his tour as FAC he reluctantly flew for the Special Forces who were operating in Cambodia These make for a great crescendo to the story There are many memoirs written about the Vietnam War and authors Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide usually need to decide what to include and what to omit when editing down to size Given the daily non stop reuirement of American servicemen in Vietnam this leaves historians and authors with a lot of material anecdotes and information to process in order to create a compelling story Fortunately Marshall Harrison was not only a decorated Air Force pilot but also an effective author whose prose is elegant and plot structure specific to grabbing the reader in the beginning telling the nuts and bolts of the operation and finishing with an action packed crescendo that is worthy of any fiction novel of action and adventure These types of books are a great kind of history for the general public because not only do they educate readers about the realities of an important part of American history but they do so in an entertaining fashion that compels the reader to finish the book and not give The White Nights of Ramadan up part way through Historians appreciate a serviceman who keeps a diary or plans to write a memoir From remembering conversations to mission details living history like this book is of great value to both historiography and the average reader alike As a result we have a piece of history that can tell the story of those who served in Vietnam and sacrificed their lives for both contemporary and future citizens The men and women who served in Vietnam deserve if nothing else to have their stories told and Marshall Harrison s A Lonely Kind of War accomplishes this goal