Author: Jackson, Mike; Dixon-Engel, Tara
Publisher: Zenith Press
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 302 pages. In Vietnam, Forward Air Controllers (FAC's) flew low and slow, searching for signs of an illusive enemy. Often they trolled themselves out as bait for the NVA troops to try to shoot down. When a friendly unit made contact, having a FAC overhead made the ground troops day, because the FAC's controlled the bomb, rocket, and napalm laden "fast movers" - fighter jets and attack aircraft whose ordinance made the difference between life and death. In addition to the perils of enemy fire which ranged from AK-47 shots to .51 caliber michineguns and SA-7 shoulder fired missiles, they had to avoid being blown up in B-52 Arc-Light strike or friendly artilley barages. This was Mike Jacksons life for 366 days. In spring 1972 he hugged the DMZ, fighting back against the massive NVA attack that became known as the Easter Offensive. He was also part of the around the clock team of FAC's who managed the rescue of BAT-21, immortalised in the Gene Hackman - Danny Glover movie of the same name.