A Trash Hauler in Vietnam
Memoir of Four Tactical Airlift Tours, 1965–1968
About the Book
This book recounts four tours of Air Force duty in Vietnam, 1965–1968, and reports firsthand how tactics and the war effort changed each time.
The routine and risk of daily airlift operations and the differing air bases are discussed—and colored with personal memories.
Cargo included everything from elephants to dancing girls, and accidents and errors were all part of the mission. The author describes the work as a “history-based, humorous, satirical, and bitter recount of a major national wasted effort,” with commentary on American attitudes, the costs and the lingering social impact of the war. Photographs. Index.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 26 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2008
Table of Contents
Vietnam: The Atmosphere and the Beginning 3
The First Tour 9
Between Tours 21
The Second Tour 23
Between Tours Again 60
The One-Year Tour 62
Between Tours Yet Again 161
Five Months in Japan and Vietnam 164
Author’s Military History 203