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Chariots in the Sky

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Larry A. Freeland
Derek Shetterly, Brittany Wilkerson
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Title Synopsis: The author drops his readers right into the cockpit with a U.S. Army Assault helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War.  Strap in and Hang on!

Chariots in the Sky is the story of Captain Taylor St. Jams, a dedicated U. S. Army Assault helicopter pilot at war in Vietnam. He just wants to do his job and return home to his wife and family.  To do so, he has to survive harrowing combat missions, bad weather, mechanical problems, human error, and a commander who is more interested in personal glory and promotion than his men’s well-being. While performing his duties, Taylor will be challenged and tested beyond any measure he could have ever envisioned.

He is assigned to the Eagles, a Huey Assault Company with the 101st Airborne Division in I Corps. Their flying exploits take them into many familiar places to include:  A Shau Valley, Khe Sanh, Quang Tri Province, Hue, DMZ, North Vietnam, and Laos.

Along the way, Taylor participated in Lam Son 719, the last major American Offensive Operation of the war.  This historical campaign lasted for sixty days and involved over 750 helicopters flying in and out of Laos, supporting the South Vietnamese incursion into Laos.  Lam Son 719 was the costliest period of helicopter warfare for the Americans. More helicopters were shot down and sustained battle damage than any other period during the Vietnam War.

Author Bio: Larry Freeland served in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division as an Infantry Officer and CH-47 helicopter pilot. He has been a banker, financial consultant, and College Instructor, and is now retired and living in North Georgia. He enjoys fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis, volunteering for Veterans events, driving his Corvette, and writing books!

Author: Larry A. Freeland

Narrator: Derek Shetterly, Brittany Wilkerson

Publisher: Lantern Audio / Publish Authority

Copyright: 2021 by Larry A. Freeland

Running Time: 09:37:49

ISBN: 9781954000674

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