North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series
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    Rattler One-Seven: A Vietnam Helicopter Pilot's War Story: North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series | Chuck Gross

    Rattler One-Seven: A Vietnam Helicopter Pilot's War Story: North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Chuck Gross
    • Narrated By Gerry Burke
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Rattler One-Seven puts you in the helicopter seat, to see the war in Vietnam through the eyes of an inexperienced pilot as he transforms himself into a seasoned combat veteran. Soon after the war, Gross wrote down his adventures, while his memory was still fresh with the events. Rattler One-Seven (his call sign) is written as he experienced it, using these notes along with letters written home to accurately preserve the mindset he had while in Vietnam.

    Good story. Mispronunciations distract and annoy

    This review is limited to the audio version. Mispronunciations litter this audiobook butchering both helicopter and military terminology as well as g..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 11 2013 by Rick (Pittsfield, MA, United States)
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    Life and Death in the Central Highlands: An American Sergeant in the Vietnam War, 1968-1970 (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series) | James T. Gillam

    Life and Death in the Central Highlands: An American Sergeant in the Vietnam War, 1968-1970 (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James T. Gillam
    • Narrated By Todd Belcher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    In 1968 James T. Gillam was a poorly focused college student at Ohio University who was dismissed and then drafted into the Army. Unlike most African-Americans who entered the Army then, he became a Sergeant and an instructor at the Fort McClellan Alabama School of Infantry.

    True Grit of Vietnam Delivered

    This is one of the most compelling stories that I have ever heard, and it was so good I listened to the entire 9 hours in one sitting. Sergeant Gil..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 10 2014 by tienglongmy ()