Peter Barr Henry
Vietnam War historical novel
Hard Chargers From The Sky is not just another Vietnam War story. It is a historical novel, a passage through the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a young lieutenant, Ryan "Rye" Anders, Vietnam 1967-8.
Rye travels naively into war and arrives unassigned to a unit. Believing big guns will place him safely behind the lines, he chooses a 155mm artillery unit from a list on a wall.
He was so wrong! A bold experiment dreamed up in Washington to win the war assigns his 6 1/2 ton guns as a lead assault unit that airlifts into battle.
Each mission becomes more difficult with less chance of survival . . .
- Retaking the provincial capital of Hue
- Landing on top of the North Vietnamese Army in Khe Sahn
- Returning to the abandoned Khe Sanh Marine Base under siege to rescue guns, He discovers men left behind and becomes the last American standing.
- Airlifting two guns and 27 men into the "Valley of Death", 37 miles inside the enemy base, it is a suicide mission. Will he make it out?
Rye finds love with a warrior nurse, if only to escape...they are damaged goods.
Conflicted in leaving brothers behind and unable to wash off the blood, he cannot escape the horror...
Hard Chargers From The Sky honestly imparts the action, dialog, and introspection of a soldier fighting in an unpopular war, a war that will form a pattern for future wars.
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