19 Minutes to Live - Helicopter Combat in Vietnam

Written by:
Lew Jennings
Narrated by:
David Colacci

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2018
9 hours 59 minutes
Over 12,000 helicopters were used in the Vietnam War, which is why it became known as 'The Helicopter War.' Almost half of the helicopters, 5,086, were lost. Helicopter pilots and crews accounted for nearly ten percent of all the U.S. casualties suffered in Vietnam, with nearly 5,000 killed and an untold number of wounded. Lew Jennings flew over 700 Air Cavalry Cobra Gunship Helicopter missions and received three Distinguished Flying Crosses for Valor.

This memoir describes first-hand the harrowing experiences of helicopter pilots and crews in combat operations, from the far South to the DMZ, including the infamous Ashau Valley, Hamburger Hill, LZ Airborne, and others.

19 Minutes to Live illustrates the incredible courage and determination of helicopter pilots and crews supporting those heroes that carried a rucksack and a rifle in Vietnam.
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Great book, and the narrator did an amazing job. I've listened to it twice.

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Danilo B.

Heightens my already deep respect for those who served valiantly in our ill-advised national misadventure in Vietnam. Don’t have much regard for our political leaders, but have humble respect and admiration for those who did the fighting with courage and honor.

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Art A.

Great book! He made you feel like you were watching the action unfold right in front of you.

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