• by Marion F. Sturkey
  • Narrated by Dennis McKee
  • 19 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Author Marion F. Sturkey, a former Marine "Bonnie-Sue" HMM-265 helicopter pilot, combines fascinating detail with grim realism in this eloquent saga of Marines at war. Weaving actual military records with personal accounts from the helicopter crews, he breathes life into the daily struggle of the soldier. Step through this unique looking-glass into the volatile crucible of combat in Vietnam. Taste the danger and fear, the madness and passion, and experience the love and brotherhood shared by the pilots and aircrewmen of the "Bonnie-Sue".


What the Critics Say

"This is our story, told some twenty to thirty years later, but as chilling and touching to us who were there as if it took place yesterday." (Marine Corps Aviation Association)
"The detailed history of the Marine helicopter pilot has never been written in such a hard, cold-steel, factual way as this great book reveals." (Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


As entertainment, on a scale of 1-10, this book gets a 2. It is like listening to a textbook rather than a novel. On top of that, the narrator is horrible...Don't waste your time or money on this.
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- Jim

neither here nor there

Unfortunately, the history of engagement is sparse while the story is sketchy-let's have one or the other, please.
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- peter

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-22-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.