Dustoff 7-3 tells the true story of four unlikely heroes in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan, where medics are forced to descend on wires to reach the wounded and helicopter pilots must fight wind, weather, and enemy fire to pluck casualties from some of the worldas most difficult combat arenas. Complete opposites thrown together, cut off, and outnumbered, Chief Warrant Officer Erik Sabiston and his flight crew answered the call in a race against time, not to take livesabut to save them. The concept of evacuating wounded soldiers by helicopter developed in the Korean War and became a staple during the war in Vietnam where heroic, unarmed chopper crews flew vital missions known to the grateful grunts on the ground as Dustoffs. The crew of Dustoff 7-3 carried on that heroic tradition, flying over a region that had seen scores of American casualties, known among veterans as the Valley of Death. At the end of Operation Hammer Down, they had rescued 14 soldiers, made three critical supply runs, recovered two soldiers killed in action, and nearly died. It took all of three days.Over the years in the U.S. Army, Apache pilots and Blackhawk flight crews had developed a goodnatured rivalry that developed into a ... hidden in the Blackhawka#39;s pilota#39;s Study Guide of Emergency Procedures that asks: How do you get a onearmed Apache pilot out of a tree? ... I wouldna#39;t be up there long enough to get cold, so I stowed my winter flight clothing and then moved in to a hovel marked Pilotsa#39;anbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Open Road Media - 2015-05-19|