By Marshall Harrison
Harrison is a born tale teller. there's pleasure, suspense, and humor during this account of the lifetime of a FAC. They have been a small staff of devoted pilots flying evenly armed prop-driven aircrafts in South Vietnam. thought of to be the eyes and ears of the assault airplane, their task used to be to fly low and sluggish, locate, repair, and direct airstrikes opposed to an elusive enemy hid through the heavy rainforest and jungles, a space the FACs known as “the eco-friendly Square”. The flying scenes are riveting: studying to fly the maneuverable Bronco, clearing within the “fast-movers” to drop great 750-lb bombs with no inflicting harm to the “friendlies”, and engaging in covert operation into Cambodia---“over the fence with the mad males within the eco-friendly beanies”. On this kind of mystery missions, he's shot down and spends a harrowing evening within the jungle.
FACs lived with the troops within the box and flew from unimproved airstrips; they almost managed the aerial battlefields of South Vietnam. Their losses have been awesome and so they often died alone.
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