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Trails of Deceit: Solving a Decades Old Mystery Utilizing the Methods of the Legendary Phoenix Program
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Trails of Deceit: Solving a Decades Old Mystery Utilizing the Methods of the Legendary Phoenix Program

By O'Daniel, Larry J.

Golden Coast Publishing Company, 2000. 330 pages, illustrated, with Index. From the author of Missing in Action: Trail of Deceit, this book is the "true account of the men who were sacrificed for political expediency." The author, an intelligence officer in Vietnam during the war, who used the Phoenix concept of gathering intelligence, has used the same concept for piecing together a story of deceit concerning the fate of the POWs and those termed Missing in Action.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

Going Downtown: The War Against Hanoi and Washington
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Going Downtown: The War Against Hanoi and Washington

By Broughton, Jack; Foreword by Tom Wolfe

New South Wales, Australia: Orion Books, Crown Publishers, 1988. Association copy signed from the author to fellow Vietnam War combat pilot, Fred Platt (see more below). 294 pages, near fine with barely a trace of wear. There's an old sticky note on the first page with a gift inscription to Platt (can't make out who signed it - not Broughton). Broughton (1925-2014) served as a United States Air Force fighter pilot in both the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He retired a highly-decorated colonel in 1968 with numerous awards and the highest Air Force service decoration for heroism, the presidentially-awarded Air Force Cross. In the 1950s, he led the Air Force's Thunderbirds in acrobatics. In addition to an autobiography, he authored two books based on his service in the Vietnam War, which were highly critical of its direction and the rules of engagement. His inscription in this book to Fred Platt reads: "To my friend Fred Platt with sincere admiration, Jack Broughton." Alfred (Fred) Gerald Platt (1941-2016) was a Forward Air Controller flying missions in Laos during the Vietnam War. He flew 745 combat missions in a clandestine operation known as the Ravens Program, Project 404. He was shot down 11 times, earning him the nickname, "Magnet Ass." Many years later after retiring from the US Air Force, he served as post commander, China Post 1 (2000 -2016), one of the oldest American Legion Posts in the world. A special association copy between two heroic combat pilots during the Vietnam War.. SIGNED. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. UNCORRECTED PROOF.

$80.00

Life on the Line: Stories of Vietnam Air Combat
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Life on the Line: Stories of Vietnam Air Combat

By Chinnery, Philip D.

London: Blandford Press, 1988. 256 pages with Index of Narrators and Story Locations. Illustrated with black and white photos and maps. The author's business card is laid in at the front of the book. "A group of airmen tell the stories of their private war in Vietnam - tales of machines and men, luck and disaster, both tragic and funny, hair-raising and poignant. This is the first attempt to chronicle the life and times of the pilot at war in Vietnam from 1961 to 1972. The stories cover the whole spectrum of aviation from 'Dustoff' medical evacuation pilots and unarmed forward air controller pilots in their low-flying Cessnas to supersonic Phantom pilots.". First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$17.50

David and Lee Roy: A Vietnam Story (Modern Southeast Asia Series)
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David and Lee Roy: A Vietnam Story (Modern Southeast Asia Series)

By Nelson, David L. and Randolph B. Schiffer

Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University Press, 2011. 255 pages, illustrated. Author inscription to the book's previous owner. From the publisher: "The story of David Nelson and Lee Roy Herron, friends from Lubbock, Texas, during the Vietnam War. Describes Nelson's quest to uncover the events leading to Lee Roy's 1969 death in service to the US Marine Corps, providing closure and honoring the life of a fallen soldier.". SIGNED. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$20.00

The Perimeter of Light: Short Fiction and Other Writing About the Vietnam War
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The Perimeter of Light: Short Fiction and Other Writing About the Vietnam War

Minneapolis: New Rivers Press, 1992. Mild edge wear, clean copy. One of 2,500 copies in this first edition. Twenty-six writers explore the Vietnam War from a wide range of voices and experiences. 302 pages, with Glossary and a section on the contributors. Illustrated with black and white photographs.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$10.00

Jungle Dragoon: The Memoir of an Armored Cav Platoon Leader in Vietnam
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Jungle Dragoon: The Memoir of an Armored Cav Platoon Leader in Vietnam

By Walker, Paul D

Novato, California: Presidio Press, 1999. A bit of lean to the spine else fine. Story of armored cavalry forces, tanks in the jungle, throughout Vietnam. The authro was assigned to the 4th Cavalry of the 1st Infantry Division, the famed "Big Red 1." 230 pages with Glossary and photos.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$15.00