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  • Author:
    Bob Stoffey
  • ISBN:
    0312069294
  • ISBN13:
    978-0312069292
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  • Publisher:
    St Martins Pr; 1st edition (March 1, 1992)
  • Pages:
    300 pages
  • Subcategory:
    United States
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  • Rating:
    4.6
  • Votes:
    735
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Highly decorated Col. Bob Stoffey- a Marine Corps pilot for over twenty-five years, who served multiple tours in Vietnam- has seen and done it all. Cleared Hot! is his story- a fast-paced, high-casualty flight into heart-stopping danger. Full of vivid detail, this Daring missions.

Bob Stoffey- a Marine Corps pilot for over twenty-five years. Col Bob Stoffey has written a great diary about his three tours in Vietnam. It was especially interesting to me because it covers the period before(1967) and after (1970) my own tour at a Marine CH-46 pilot in Vietnam (1968). His detailed diary also covers the development of the airfields in I Corps that became the focal point of our war against the North Vietnamese

Bob Stoffey- a Marine Corps pilot for over twenty-five years, who served multiple tours in Vietnam .

Bob Stoffey- a Marine Corps pilot for over twenty-five years, who served multiple tours in Vietnam- has seen and done it all. then went back for more. Includes eight pages of heroic photographs!

A Marine Combat Pilot's Vietnam Diary: Mass market paperback, third printing thus, xiii + 300 pages, plus . Many pilots never made it out of 'Nam.

A Marine Combat Pilot's Vietnam Diary: Mass market paperback, third printing thus, xiii + 300 pages, plus black-and-white photographs; light spine creases, but very gently read, very clean and unmarked. This one did. Highly decorated Col.

A Marine Combat Pilot's Vietnam Diary at Walmart. Colonel Bob Stoffey recounts his most deadly experiences as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam-combat so fierce that only acute instinct and skill brought him back alive.

Many pilots never made it out of 'Nam.

Cleared Hot! A Marine Combat Pilot's Vietnam Diary. St. Martin's Griffin. Includes eight pages of heroic photographs!

In January 1969, VMA(AW)-225 deployed to Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam. Cleared Hot!: A Marine Combat Pilot's Vietnam Diary. Martin's Paperbacks.

In January 1969, VMA(AW)-225 deployed to Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam. The primary mission of Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 225 was to provide close air support and direct air support for ground elements for allied forces in the I Corp area of South Vietnam. The squadron attacked and destroyed surface targets day and night, and in all weather conditions.

Cleared Hot! : The Diary of a Marine Combat Pilot in Vietnam by Bob Stoffey (1993, Paperback). Interesting book that covers a little known but extremely important piece of WWII. Everyone knows about Pearl Harbor and the horrible acts by the Germans. Few know the Japanese were just as vicious and even fewer realize how involved China was in this war.

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The author recounts his tours of duty in Vietnam, first in 1965-1966 as a helicopter supply runner, and then again from 1969-1970, as a forward air controller

Kuve
I plowed through this so as not to feel that I wasted my money purchasing it. I imagine that other Vietnam era pilots might enjoy this book, but it was so technical and dry. I kept reading hoping it would get better, but alas, it never did. It was all about the author, "I did this, and then I did that and then we went here and did this," etc. That said, I certainly appreciate his dedication, and his service for our country.
Lightseeker
This narrative was well written and fully described the anarchy of the superior offricers. I feelthat the author was totally honest and fully described the maze that he had to go through to accomplish his mission. His description of flying choppers was fantastic and I felt that I was with him and his crew in most of his sorties. The description of how he felt when he saw his DI (who was KIA) was outstanding and brought tears to my eyes. I see that he is retired from the Corps and all I can say is that we miss his expertise .
Vushura
The author used far to many abbreviated unit designations and personnel abbreviations common only to the Marine Corps. Unless the one has personal knowledge/experience with the designations, it forced the reader to either recall the unit type or try to go back an look up the unit type etc. As a former Army pilot and Vietnam veteran, this was a distraction from an otherwise good read.
LONUDOG
Col Bob Stoffey has written a great diary about his three tours in Vietnam. It was especially interesting to me because it covers the period before(1967) and after (1970) my own tour at a Marine CH-46 pilot in Vietnam (1968). Col. Story has truly captured the feelings and frustrations of the Marines flying in our longest war with a first hand account of actual battles and missions. His detailed diary also covers the development of the airfields in I Corps that became the focal point of our war against the North Vietnamese. The book brought back many memories of flying the same territory with the same hills, rivers and villages. It was also interesting to get a feeling of what it was like to fly close air support in a Huey and OV-10 since they were the guys who covered me on Medivac and Recon Missions. He is absolutely right about the lack of Congressional will and absurd rules of engagement we faced every day. I flew over 900 missions in 13 months earning 46 Airmedals and I can tell you he got it exactly right. He doesn't pull any punches, just tells a true story. Semper Fi.
Xwnaydan
I bought this book on Amazon and I am 3/4 of the way throughit. Normally I would not write a review before finishing the book, but this has to be the best book you will read by a Marine OV-10/Chopper Pilot, bar none!
Col. Stoffey's book starts off with action which continues throughout the book. Furthermote, he is one of those rare authors that writes so well you can actually visualize everything happening throughout the book. Hats off to this brave Marine who tells the no-nonsense, factual, hard-hitting and eye-opening story of his 3 tours in Vietnam!
I won't spoil the book by giving out many details, but I can tell you this is book is well worth your time and money.
I hope Col. Stoffey sees his reviews on Amazon because he did an outstanding job and is a True Hero and Marine.

Thank you sir.
Hrguig
Personable is the first thing that comes to mind after reading this well written Biography.

The Stories are Poignant and Memorable, I realy do not like reading about the unfortunate
death of some of the soldiers of this era. I find solice in the fact that they live on by way of
the Love shown in includeing their stories.

You will enjoy this book and never forget the lives of those he met along his journey.
Shezokha
Col. Stoffey brings to life what it was like for pilots and American troops in general to be in Vietnam. He keeps you on the edge of your seat as he tells his story of his flying duties over there. Amazing details are recalled along with pictures that tell us one pilot's story, of which we know there are many more stories just like this out there. Col. Stoffey shares his story for so many pilots who didn't live to tell theirs. He paints for us a picture of what it was like for them to live day by day and the struggles to survive.
I flew in OV-10As in Vietnam with Sub Unit 1, 1st ANGLICO, USMC, as an aerial observer. Col. Stoffey put me right back in the cockpit. The book evoked many memories and accurately describes the mission and situation. Additionally, his comments on how poorly the war was run by politicians and negatively affected by a disgruntled public and irresponsible press are spot on. This book is historically accurate, gripping, and highly entertaining.