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Friday, 8 August 2008
Vietnam Air Rescues by Dave Richardson--A Review
Topic: Book Review

Dave Richardson set out to leave a record of his time in Vietnam for his sons.  Vietnam Air Rescues is the result of that endeavor.  It has, however, been made available for everyone, so that we might see what it was like to fly air rescue in the jungles of Vietnam.

Mr. Richardson has created an account detailing not only seven rescues he took part in, but also his view of the Vietnam War.  His down-to-earth writing style enables to envision the living and working conditions during this time period.  The details are related in a no nonsense style that relates the details without embellishment.  Mr. Richardson describes the events as he experienced them. 

While I would have liked to see more emotion in the relating, I can't say I was a bit disappointed, as Dave Richardson includes plenty of the smaller details that bring the scene to life.  These details, along with photographs taken by Mr. Richardson, will draw you into this book and keep you turning the pages.

For anyone who has an interest in history or the Vietnam War in particular, this is a must-read.  It isn't often we come across positive stories of this period in our history.  While so many have kept their memories hidden within, Mr. Richardson shares his freely, giving us a glimpse into how faith can bring a person through even the most horrifying of times.

Posted by joyceanthony at 5:21 AM EDT
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Friday, 8 August 2008 - 10:06 AM EDT

Name: "Ron Berry"
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This is a very succinct and well written review. From what I've seen on this blog, this is a book I would like to read. I grew up during the Viet Nam era.


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