Pop a Smoke

Memoir of a Marine Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam

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About the Book

By 1969, the Sikorski H-34 was an older helicopter with severe limitations for combat duty in Vietnam. For pilots like U.S. Marine Lieutenant Rick Gehweiler, the good news was it could still take significant damage and keep flying. His vivid memoir narrates his harrowing, at times deadly flight missions under fire, as experienced in the cockpit, along with anecdotes of tragedy and humor from his 13-month tour through Da Nang and Phu Bai.

About the Author(s)

Rick Gehweiler graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1967, attended Marine Corp Officer Candidate School at Quantico Virginia, earned his navy wings in Pensacola, Florida and served a tour in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot flying combat missions. He currently manages a fly fishing lodge on the Bighorn River in Montana.

Bibliographic Details

Rick Gehweiler
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 15 photos, appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8864-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4691-6
Imprint: McFarland