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Mission of honor : a moral compass for a moral dilemma/ Jim Crigler.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781784521080
  • Physical Description: 305 pages: illustrations, map ;; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: St. Albans, Herts, UK: Panoma Press, 2017, ©2017.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: We gotta get out of this place -- We all start somewhere -- Big city school: chaos in 1968 -- Draft bait -- The times they are a changing -- Draft number 144 -- What's next? -- The right thing -- Uncle Sam needs me: basic training at Fort Polk, LA -- It starts when you get off the bus -- I can fly! -- Why does a pilot need to learn English composition? -- The morals of an officer -- Mother Rucker -- You are a walking dead man! -- A leap of faith -- Vietnam: a newbie -- The Air Cavalry -- Vietnam is a crazy place -- Conscientious objector -- The great 129th heist -- If you ain't CAV, you ain't shit! -- Ready to stand down -- 1LT Tom Shaw -- 129th Assault Helicopter Company: Bulldogs -- The real flying starts -- Korean tigers -- Dennis Faucher -- Augie Bailey -- A moral compass -- The Easter offensive March 30th, 1972 -- We won't let them die -- War is ugly -- The meaning of courage -- Intense fighting, intense flying -- A massive push by the NVA -- God's honor role -- A golden star -- Mission of honor -- A cold slap in the face -- Taking Tom home -- The Corvette weeping -- It's a long drive to St. Louis -- Non-stop flying -- Death is always close by -- Who gives a damn? -- The war continues -- Troop morale suffers -- Going home! -- Wear civilian clothes -- Do the right thing -- 121st Aviation Company: Flying Tigers -- An unexpected trip to St. Louis -- Self-medication -- A new mentor -- The impact of war.
Summary, etc.: Most of us never get to test ourselves in combat. As a UH-1 Helicopter pilot flying in the jungle highlands of South Vietnam, Warrant Officer Jim Crigler and the men he flew with were tested daily. Coming of age in the late 1960s and early 1970s was challenging for most young men of that era. Throw in drugs, free love, draft notices, the Vietnam War and a country deeply divided, and you have one of the most important books of this genre. This true story is a raw, bold, introspective autobiography where the author openly wrestles with his personal moral dilemma to find meaning and purpose in his life. He calls it his "Mission of Honor."
Subject: Crigler, Jim.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Personal narratives, American.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Aerial operations, American.
Helicopter pilots > Biography.
Minnesota literature (Non-fiction) > Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
Genre: Biographies.
Personal narratives.

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