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Forward air controllers fought a tension filled three dimensional war in Vietnam uite lite. An engaging and entertaining readThis is a remarkable book of service and self sacrifice It is fast paced at times humorous and very well written A Forward Air Controller flying an OV 10 Bronco Marshall Harrison tells the compelling story of his service in South Vietnam Flying from forward often unimproved air strips he helped protect troops in enemy contact and directed fighter aircraft dropping bombs

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A Lonely Kind of War Forward Air Controller Vietnam

Rally running the air war on the battlefield where they coordinated all air strikes It was. Great read on the little known lives of Forward Air Controllers FACs during Vietnam The Author s wit really lends itself to the art of military story telling helping to capture the essence of the Aviator way of life

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A dangerous life as they flew low and slow always a prime target for enemy small arms fir. Forward Air Controllers had one of the most important jobs in Vietnam They made sure that troops got airpower delivered exactly where they needed it and not off in the jungle or on friendly positions With a load of smoke rockets and a great radio network FACs coordinated the delicate dance of getting bombs on targetHarrison has a clean style that captures the chaos and complexity of his job while providing enough context to follow along Flying low and slow in OV 10 Broncos his pilots made sure the fast movers knew where to put their bombs He also has plenty of life in Vietnam stories including a madcap attempt to get a pair of cobras out of his hooch s bunker that involved calling in the Green BeretsAll of this makes for a far above average memoir but where this book gets truly nuts is when Harrison is seconded to MACV SOG towards the end of his tour He was shot down supporting operations in Cambodia and hid overnight in a bamboo grove while NVA troops hunted him Back in the cockpit on another mission Harrison landed his OV 10 on a jungle road to pull out a SOG team that had been blown and was out of helicopter range for extraction This is the kind of thing that gets you the Medal of Honor Bernard F Fisher got one extracting a downed pilot with his Skyraider under similar circumstances but because it was all classified at the time Harrison got nothing at allThere were a lot of courageous men in Vietnam I feel confident in calling Harrison a Hero with a capital H


10 thoughts on “A Lonely Kind of War Forward Air Controller Vietnam

  1. says:

    An earnest and engrossing account of Mr Harrison's experience as a FAC pilot of the OV 10 Bronco in Vietnam and Cambodia He directs fighters in the air and provides close air support to the soldiers on the ground engaging in slower speed turbop

  2. says:

    An engaging and entertaining readThis is a remarkable book of service and self sacrifice It is fast paced at times humorous and very well written A Forward Air Controller flying an OV 10 Bronco Marshall Harrison tells the compelling story of his service in South Vietnam Flying from forward often unimproved air strips he helped protect troops in enemy contact and directed fighter aircraft dropping bombs

  3. says:

    This is the definitive book on the battles fought by forward air controllers in the Vietnam War The author weaves a compelling narrative about his first person experiences as a forward air controller in combat I have read than a hundred books on the conflict in Vietnam and this book is my favorite by far

  4. says:

    I enjoyed the narrative in this book although I felt the ending was way too much of a hollywood action movie I uestion whether the events he described all really happened Still it was enjoyable as heck

  5. says:

    Great read on the little known lives of Forward Air Controllers FACs during Vietnam The Author's wit really lends itself to the art of military story telling helping to capture the essence of the Aviator way of life

  6. says:

    Author Marshall Harrison served in the United States Air Force for three tours of duty during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1970 His autobiographical book A Lonely Kind of War depicts his uniue job as Forward Air

  7. says:

    Excellent book Guy has cojones enjoyed the beginning and the shoot down especially

  8. says:

    First a uibble has the author's name wrong I

  9. says:

    Forward Air Controllers had one of the most important jobs in Vietnam They made sure that troops got airpower delivered exactly where they needed it and not off in the jungle or on friendly positions With a load of smoke rockets and a great radio network FACs coordinated the delicate dance of getting bombs on targetHarrison has a cl

  10. says:

    My dad loaned this book to Mark and I We both enjoyed it though I thought it was a bit technical for me at times the book starts off with a 2 paged list of military acronyms and their meanings and several times in reading I had to r