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by General Patrick Henry Brady,Meghan Brady Smith
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  • Author:
    General Patrick Henry Brady,Meghan Brady Smith
  • ISBN:
    1936488353
  • ISBN13:
    978-1936488353
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  • Publisher:
    WND Books; 1 edition (October 18, 2012)
  • Pages:
    307 pages
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    Military
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This 301-page book is an autobiography of Brady's two tours in Vietnam. It reads like a diary. Brady spells out his concerns about his career in the army, and his convictions about how a medical helicopter unit should operate. His major concern is the welfare of the "patient," . the wounded victim (sometimes a civilian, sometimes an enemy, most often an American soldier). The author puts you in the pilot's seat of the helicopter as it negotiates deltas, jungles and mountains in fog and at night; invariably braving hostile gunfire

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Viet Nam may be the only war we ever fought, or perhaps that was ever fought, in which .

Viet Nam may be the only war we ever fought, or perhaps that was ever fought, in which the heroism of the American soldier was accompanied by humanitarianism unmatched in the annals of warfare. And the humanitarianism took place during the heat of the battle. The GI fixed as he fought, he cured and educated and built in the middle of the battle. He truly cared for, and about, those people.

Humanitarianism was America's great victory in Viet Na.

Humanitarianism was America's great victory in Viet Nam. Spearheading the humanitarian efforts were the air ambulance operations, call-sign Dust Off, the most dangerous of all aviation operations, which rescued some one million souls in Viet Nam. Dead Men Flyingis the story of Charles Kelly, the father of Dust Off, who gave his life to save Dust Off - the greatest life-saver ever. It is also the story of the author, Medal of Honor recipient General Patrick Brady, who learned from Charles Kelly and struggled to meet his standard. Brady led the 54th Medical Detachment as it rescued over 21,000 wounded - enemy and friendly - in 10 months, while sustaining 26 Purple Hearts.

Dead Men Flying is the story of salvation in the midst of horror, courage in the face of. .

Dead Men Flying is the story of salvation in the midst of horror, courage in the face of adversity, and the miracle of faith in the heat of combat. A riveting tale from America's most decorated living soldier, this is a book that no American can afford to ignore.

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Viet Nam may be the only war we ever fought, or perhaps that was ever fought, in which the heroism of the American soldier was accompanied by humanitarianism unmatched in the annals of warfare. And the humanitarianism took place during the heat of the battle. The GI fixed as he fought, he cured and educated and built in the middle of the battle. He truly cared for, and about, those people. What other Army has ever done that? Humanitarianism was America's great victory in Viet Nam.   Spearheading the humanitarian efforts were the air ambulance operations, call-sign Dust Off, the most dangerous of all aviation operations, which rescued some one million souls in Viet Nam. Dead Men Flying is the story of Charles Kelly, the father of Dust Off, who gave his life to save Dust Off - the greatest life-saver ever. His dying words - When I have your wounded - set the standard for combat medicine to this day.   It is also the story of the author, Medal of Honor recipient General Patrick Brady, who learned from Charles Kelly and struggled to meet his standard. Brady led the 54th Medical Detachment as it rescued over 21,000 wounded - enemy and friendly - in 10 months, while sustaining 26 Purple Hearts. Finally, Dead Men Flying is the story of salvation in the midst of horror, courage in the face of adversity, and the miracle of faith in the heat of combat. A riveting tale from America's most decorated living soldier, this is a book that no American can afford to ignore.

Lemana
Do not read "Dead Men Flying" with the expectation that General Brady will describe the actions that earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor. Instead Brady uses the position accorded his rank and stature as the award's recipient to extol the genuine decency, bravery and honor of the men he served with. He showcases similar passion for the "Dust Off" mission. What is particularly refreshing is to read story after story of common men doing very uncommon things, brave things, again and again and again, and mostly at night.
General Brady's writing demonstrates a genuine humility perfectly blended with undiminished passion for his faith, a loyalty to those he served with and love of country. In addition the reader is treated to commentary on the Vietnam War's progress not found in too many books.
"Dead Men Flying" is an especially important read as a leadership primer for anyone who has authority over others, but is particularly critical for junior officers and NCOs.
MEGA FREEDY
I have read all the current Amazon reviews of this book and am perplexed by those who gave it a low rating. Too much "me"? Too much "whining"? Bad writing? Needs a professional co-author? (his daughter has a degree in Journalism, by the way) This is an autobiography, folks! He's not afraid to tell it like it actually was and he tells it in his own words from the heart! As a 21-year Air Force pilot myself who has read volumes of military history and who is a veteran of everything from Vietnam through the first Gulf War, I find his story and writing style refreshingly candid and truthful about the way the military works. He doesn't make himself out to be the ultimate hero, but presents himself as a human being with human shortcomings and emotions who is only trying to do the right thing for himself, his family and his country while having to fight everyone from the enemy up to and including the military bureaucracy. What military officer hasn't had to do that during his career? I actually know one of the men about whom he writes in the book and he hit his personality spot-on, dirty laundry and all. This book is all fact, a first-person chronology of war from one who actually lived through these experiences, and I, for one, salute him and all Vietnam Dust Offs!
Iesha
In the early 1960s, the 57th Medical Detachment of the helicopter ambulance unit in Vietnam adopted the call sign Dust Off, "because some choppers in the dry season disappeared in a cloud of dust." Later medical helicopter units preferred to be called MEDEVAC. There was a distinct difference in the command philosophy of the two units. Patrick Henry Brady was a Dust Off pilot.

This 301-page book is an autobiography of Brady's two tours in Vietnam. It reads like a diary. Brady spells out his concerns about his career in the army, and his convictions about how a medical helicopter unit should operate. His major concern is the welfare of the "patient," i.e., the wounded victim (sometimes a civilian, sometimes an enemy, most often an American soldier). The author puts you in the pilot's seat of the helicopter as it negotiates deltas, jungles and mountains in fog and at night; invariably braving hostile gunfire. It is a fascinating story of military heroes who face enormous dangers each day without the recognition that is awarded to fighter pilots and infantrymen.

There is an abundance of quantitative data: statistics on the number of missions flown, combat flight hours, rescues, aircraft damaged and destroyed, and helicopter personnel wounded and killed. The danger of the helicopter ambulance missions gave rise to a command view that helicopter casualties could be reduced by adopting standards that would limit or prohibit the more dangerous missions, i.e., the nighttime flights and the rescues in foul weather. The author points out that those protective standards dramatically lowered the number of wounded persons who could be saved, and also lowered the required skills of the helicopter pilots.

There are many specific examples of helicopter rescue operations, night operations, foul weather operations, and heavy combat circumstances. Brady addresses the procedure by which medals are awarded to combat troops. This is not sour grapes; Brady was awarded the Medal of Honor. However, the book makes clear that many other members of the military deserve but do not get similar recognition. Although he does not emphasize the fact, Brady was also promoted to the rank of general.

The writing style of the book is that of a diary, which sometimes makes the flow a bit ragged. On the other hand, that style adds to the realism of the account. I had some difficulty with the frequent use of military acronyms with which I was not familiar. I frequently consulted the glossary at the end of the book. Also, I sometimes had difficulty with terms like "clicks," as in saying that a town was two clicks west of Saigon. I know what a click is on the sights of an M-1 rifle, but I suspect that a click on a helicopter is different.

Finally, the book addresses the status of helicopter operations in present day Iraq and Afghanistan, and sounds a warning that we are straying from the high standards of the Dust Off units.

This is an excellent book.
Vivados
I was a Marine in Vietnam in 1967-68 and we certainly depended on MedEvac, Dustoff, in I Corp. General Brady can never be thanked enough for his love of fighting troops, and his willingness to get them to treatment despite the political correctness and rules of engagement. His daughter is a hero also for stepping up for our country, and loving her Papa. If only we could have people like the Bradys for leaders of this great country and not the self seeking power hungry socialists we have today. Thank you General Brady for the great book, for your wonderful family, and for your service. All Americans should read Dead Men Flying as it shows what faith in God and love of our fellows is about. Pray our land can survive.