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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.
©2012 Patrick Henry Brady (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By todd shadrick on 01-05-18

Thank you

Thank you Mr. Brady for telling the story of these brave men who saved the lives of so many. I remember my father telling me stories about his time is Viet Nam, the good and the bad. This book sets next to the helmet worn by Lester "Budda" Shadrick. It was his hard head that saved him. I love you dad and think of you everyday.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mel on 02-15-16

Courage beyond definition.

The American soldier, unique amount all nations. This story exemplifies courage, faith, loyalty, determination, persistence, valor, brotherly love, sacrifice, the list could go on for pages. There are very few men like the American soldier. They are maligned, forgotten, mistreated, taken for granted, unsung, yet they continue to do their jobs and continue to exemplify who America is at its core even when asked to walk into the Valley of the Shadow of Death.

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