Missions of Fire and Mercy: Until Death Do Us Part
When teenage boys are sent off to war, their lives are changed forever. Some have been wounded physically; all have been scarred mentally. "Missions of Fire and Mercy" is the story of one man's journey from his decision to enlist in the Army, through twelve months of helicopter combat, to his return home. It takes the reader on a wild ride with a decorated helicopter crew chief and door gunner with the First Air Cavalry, C/227th Assault Helicopter Battalion.
Review from Helicopter gunner during the Vietnam "police action", August 2, 2010
Cy B. "Cy. (Cherry Tree, PA United States)
"I have never read a book with such detailed war action ... Bill Peterson has written a classic book describing his life from the day he enlisted in the army to specifically serve in Vietnam to his life after ... If you can read this book and not think so much more positive of the Vietnam War veterans, you haven't read the same book I did. You might not agree with why the "police action" was fought but that fight was with our nations government, not the brave and gallant men that did the dirty work for their leaders. Every war has its casualties and the types of casualties may differ but reading Bill Peterson's exacting account of what occurred in Vietnam should make all of us so proud of what these men did as directed by their commanders, agree of the tactics or not. When Bill met a woman from Vietnam after the war, he attempted to relay his feelings towards her as she brought so many memories back to him of the people our nations military killed and how many they saved. That result will never be fully known.
Thanks Bill Peterson for a fantastic story of your military life and especially your twelve months of very involved action in Vietnam."
- Author: Mr. William E. Peterson
- Publication Date: 2009-11-10
- Publisher: BookSurge Publishing
- Product Group: Book
- Manufacturer: BookSurge Publishing
- Binding: Paperback, 302 pages
- Package Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 900L x 575W x 69H
- Weight: 111
- List Price: $18.99
- ISBN: 1439258376
- ASIN: 1439258376