Pucker Factor Memoir of A U S Army Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam In ere was no way I could have known sitting in a classroom on that beautiful campus in Ohio that by raising my hand I would be going to war in Vietnam and that I would see things hear things a

  • Title: Pucker Factor 10: Memoir of A U.S. Army Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam
  • Author: James Joyce
  • ISBN: 9780786415571
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1963ere was no way I could have known, sitting in a classroom on that beautiful campus in Ohio, that by raising my hand I would be going to war in Vietnam and that I would see things, hear things and do things that most people cannot imagine James Joyce The author was drawn into the United States Army through ROTC, and went through training to fly helicopters In 1963ere was no way I could have known, sitting in a classroom on that beautiful campus in Ohio, that by raising my hand I would be going to war in Vietnam and that I would see things, hear things and do things that most people cannot imagine James Joyce The author was drawn into the United States Army through ROTC, and went through training to fly helicopters in combat over Vietnam His experiences are notable because he flew both Huey Slicks and Huey Gunships the former on defense as he flew troops into battle, and the latter on offense as he took the battle to the enemy Through this book, the author relives his experiences flying and fighting, with special attention given to his and other pilots day to day lives such as the smoke bombing of Disneyland, the nickname given to a United States Army sponsored compound for prostitution Some of the pilots Joyce served with survived the war and went on to have careers with commercial airlines, and many were killed.

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    About "James Joyce"

    1. James Joyce

      James Joyce, Irish novelist, noted for his experimental use of language in such works as Ulysses 1922 and Finnegans Wake 1939 Joyce s technical innovations in the art of the novel include an extensive use of interior monologue he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions James Joyce was born in Dublin, on February 2, 1882, as the son of John Stanislaus Joyce, an impoverished gentleman, who had failed in a distillery business and tried all kinds of professions, including politics and tax collecting Joyce s mother, Mary Jane Murray, was ten years younger than her husband She was an accomplished pianist, whose life was dominated by the Roman Catholic Church In spite of their poverty, the family struggled to maintain a solid middle class facade.From the age of six Joyce, was educated by Jesuits at Clongowes Wood College, at Clane, and then at Belvedere College in Dublin 1893 97 In 1898 he entered the University College, Dublin Joyce s first publication was an essay on Ibsen s play When We Dead Awaken It appeared in the Fortnightly Review in 1900 At this time he also began writing lyric poems.After graduation in 1902 the twenty year old Joyce went to Paris, where he worked as a journalist, teacher and in other occupations under difficult financial conditions He spent a year in France, returning when a telegram arrived saying his mother was dying Not long after her death, Joyce was traveling again He left Dublin in 1904 with Nora Barnacle, a chambermaid who he married in 1931 Joyce published Dubliners in 1914, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in 1916, a play Exiles in 1918 and Ulysses in 1922 In 1907 Joyce had published a collection of poems, Chamber Music.At the outset of the First World War, Joyce moved with his family to Z rich In Z rich Joyce started to develop the early chapters of Ulysses, which was first published in France because of censorship troubles in the Great Britain and the United States, where the book became legally available only in 1933 In March 1923 Joyce started in Paris his second major work, Finnegans Wake, suffering at the same time chronic eye troubles caused by glaucoma The first segment of the novel appeared in Ford Madox Ford s transatlantic review in April 1924, as part of what Joyce called Work in Progress The final version was published in 1939.Some critics considered the work a masterpiece, though many readers found it incomprehensible After the fall of France in WWII, Joyce returned to Z rich, where he died on January 13, 1941, still disappointed with the reception of Finnegans Wake.

    358 thoughts on “Pucker Factor 10: Memoir of A U.S. Army Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam”

    1. Excellent personal account of a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. Writer has a knack for telling humorous stories effectively, as well as serious ones.


    2. Great bookVery well written by someone who was actually there!!!!!!! I know I was there for 14 months myself! The Army considered gunships part of Artillery and slicks supplied us artillery guys with everything,so we came to know them and there callsigns very well!!!!!!!


    3. As a Vietnam Infantry veteran, I have always held the chopper pilots in the highest regard for always being there when needed. Without them, we would not have survived. I had jumped from choppers into hot LZ's, finding the deepest depression or fattest tree for protection before returning fire - pucker factor ten-thousand! These pilots were relentless and continued to ferry and land reinforcements with not much protection for themselves. They flew their machines through steady streams of gunfire [...]


    4. Excellent bookI could not put this book down. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the author's experiences as a pilot in Vietnam, and his respectable decision to stop flying following his service in the war. This book contains one exceptionally remarkable section in which the author ties his experience to Einstein's Theory of Relativity and the facts about time which that theory offers. Real life examples which relate to complex scientific theories always provide interesting insight to the natur [...]


    5. Fantastic!Flying right there with himuldn't put it down! One of the best Vietnam books I have readhonest, exciting and realistic.


    6. Truth/accuracyThis story made emotions of the pilots palpable. All aspects of Vietnam Nam were covered from humor to terror to bravery


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