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Triumphant warrior : the legend of the Navy's most daring helicopter pilot

Author: Peter D Shay
Publisher: Philadelphia : Casemate, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The true story of Bronze Star recipient Allen Weseleskey and his high-risk rescue mission, carried out under heavy fire in Vietnam. Includes photos. When the going is fast and rough, I will not falter. I will be uncompromising in every blow I strike. I will be humble in victory. I am a United States Navy Flyer. -from "A Navy Flyer's Creed" Barely a month after the start of the Tet Offensive in 1968, a Navy flyer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Allen E Weselesky
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter D Shay
ISBN: 9781504059312 150405931X 9781612007649 1612007643
OCLC Number: 1104227647
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Title; Contents; Preface; Map; Introduction; 1 Early Navy Operations in Vietnam; 2 Wes Weseleskey's Early Life; 3 Assignment at Detachment One; 4 Accidents Plague the Seawolves; 5 In Transition to Next Assignment; 6 Change of Leadership at Vinh Long; 7 Tet Offensive Surprise; 8 Tet Attack at Vinh Long; 9 Bystanders Trapped During Tet; 10 Rescue at Cao Lanh; 11 Picnic at Vinh Long; Return of the Seawolves; 12 Returning Home; 13 Retirement and Fulfillment; Epilogue; Endnotes; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Bibliography; Copyright
Responsibility: Peter D. Shay.

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The story of Allen "Wes" Weseleskey, a daring helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War who undertook a dangerous rescue in 1968.  Read more...

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Shay...specializes in putting together Vietnam War-era oral histories for the Naval Historical Center. An avid researcher, he conducted nearly fifty interviews with former squadron mates for Read more...

 
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