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Dead Men Flying

Victory In Viet Nam

By Patrick Henry Brady, 1936-

Viet Nam may be the only war we ever fought, or perhaps that was ever fought, in which the heroism of the American soldier was accompanied by humanitarianism unmatched in the annals of warfare. And the humanitarianism took place during the heat of the battle. The GI fixed as he fought, he cured and educated and built in the middle of the battle. He truly cared for, and about, those people. What other Army has ever done that? Humanitarianism was America's great victory in Viet Nam.Spearheading the humanitarian efforts were the air ambulance operations, call-sign Dust Off, the most dangerous of all aviation operations, which rescued some one million souls in Viet Nam. Dead Men Flying is the story of Charles Kelly, the father of Dust Off, who gave his life to save Dust Off -- the greatest life-saver ever. His dying words -- When I have your wounded -- set the standard for combat medicine to this day.It is also the story of the author, Medal of Honor recipient General Patrick Brady, who learned from Charles Kelly and struggled to meet his standard. Brady led the 54th Medical Detachment as it rescued over 21,000 wounded -- enemy and friendly -- in 10 months, while sustaining 26 Purple Hearts. Finally, Dead Men Flying is the story of salvation in the midst of horror, courage in the face of adversity, and the miracle of faith in the heat of combat. A riveting tale from America's most decorated living soldier, this is a book that no American can afford to ignore.

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Format: Book
Author: Brady, Patrick Henry, 1936-
Title: Dead men flying : victory in Viet Nam : the legend of Dust Off, America's battlefield angels / Patrick Henry Brady with Meghan Brady Smith.
Publisher Date: Washington, D.C. : WND Books, c2012.
Subject: Brady, Patrick Henry, 1936- United States. Army -- Biography Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Medical care -- United States. Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American Helicopter ambulances -- Vietnam. Generals -- United States -- Biography
Isbn: 9781936488353 1936488353
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Format: Book
Author: Brady, Patrick Henry, 1936-
Title: Dead men flying : victory in Viet Nam : the legend of Dust Off, America's battlefield angels / Patrick Henry Brady with Meghan Brady Smith.
Publisher, Date: Washington, D.C. : WND Books, c2012.
Description: 307 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Brady, Patrick Henry, 1936-
Subjects: United States. Army -- Biography
Subjects: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Medical care -- United States.
Subjects: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American
Subjects: Helicopter ambulances -- Vietnam.
Subjects: Generals -- United States -- Biography
Other Author: Smith, Meghan Brady.
Other Title: Victory in Viet Nam
Other Title: Victory in Vietnam
Other Title: Legend of Dust Off, America's battlefield angels
Other Title: Legend of Dustoff, America's battlefield angels
Notes: Includes index.
ISBN: 9781936488353
ISBN: 1936488353
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Available Copies: 2
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Call Number: 959.7043 Bra