By John J. Gebhart
Spray and Pray is the tremendous interesting stories of a wise-ass not anyone enlisted PFC who idea he was once a vacationer dwelling on a gorgeous seashore merely to be rudely volunteered less than severe duress into turning into a Huey door gunner by means of a lifer First Sergeant. each puppy has its day and PFC Gebhart used to be on his technique to meet the God of War’s appealing daughters, popularity and Glory.
This e-book will express you what a gunner has to deal with every day. You had offended eco-friendly tracers attempting to kill you;.51 quality anti-aircraft weapons attempting to make a Swiss cheese sandwich from your gunbird; buddies getting killed and wounded. You had warmth, dust, and never-ending monsoon rains; bread infested with insects; drunkenness; Mickey Mouse ideas you needed to stick to; misplaced loves; black killer ants; bored, over-fed, overbearing lifers; never-ending sandbag info; and eventually, uninteresting evening protect responsibility the place infrequently whatever ever happened.
Thus saddle up for one more action-packed event in a fascinating land referred to as Vietnam. trip the diversity trying to find VCs and NVAs trespassing in LBJ’s ranch estate. turn into a malicious program guy along with your helmet visor pulled down, using on a metal firefly prepping scorching LZs, rescuing Recon groups, offering mail to hell, dusting VCs on bicycles at the sunrise patrol, and assembly generals on VIP missions to Da Nang. Circle sizzling LZs like hungry sharks escorting Med-Evac-34 choppers out and in. suppose the lethal descent of Huey gunship popping out of the clouds at 900 toes up with either outboard M-60’s blasting and 2.75-inch rockets rocking and rolling, damn your brains. Now it's your flip to shoot a 200-round belt of 7.62 NATO rounds right into a within sight enemy-held tree line. Spray the enemy and pray to God they do not shoot again and hit your tail rotor otherwise you. Being lifeless may possibly damage all your day.
Read all in regards to the characters Gebhart has to accommodate to be able to take pleasure in his tropical vacation.
Watch, examine, and revel in how he outmaneuvers his adversaries. eventually, see how a no one PFC turns into a adorned sergeant and pulls himself up via his boot straps to develop into best Gun.
Sit again and chill out within the rear seat of your Huey gunbird, suppose the cool morning air hit your face, scent many of the odors of a Vietnam village on your nostrils, respect the Amish quilt-like rice paddies less than you—but do not allow the mild vibrations of the Huey lull you into complacency. these eco-friendly tracers dancing during the air are built with lethal stingers to punch out your headlights and ship you to the beef freezer of misplaced souls. “Swing with the wing—Die within the sky” was once Gebhart’s motto.
There are many striking Vietnam thoughts. Spray and Pray stands head and shoulders above them all.
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