Honor Denied: The Truth About Air America and the CIA (Google eBook)

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iUniverse, Nov 11, 2011 - History
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Air America flight crews, hired as civilians, but castigated as mercenaries, malcontents, and psychopaths, operated military aircraft and performed yeoman service for twenty-five years until the war in Southeast Asia ended on a rooftop in downtown Saigon. They have never been recognized for their sacrifices. Author and former Air America pilot Allen Cates cuts through the myths and subterfuge surrounding this elite stealth Air Force used by the United States to fight a secret war in Honor Denied. The culmination of Cates s years as a pilot and his in-depth research into Air America s murky past, this intense study follows his escape from rural, small-town America to the US Marines, as well as his time as an officer and pilot flying combat operations in Vietnam and rescue missions for Air America. Peppering the narrative with vivid personal details, Cates describes the background and purpose of this unique organization and then discloses the startling casualties both those killed in action and those wounded and injured with permanent disability. He shines the light on their cause, long hidden from the general public, and reveals how these brave men and women were denied recognition and benefits by those who knew the truth, including the US President, secretaries of state and defense, and even the director of the CIA. Proud, yet never boastful, Honor Denied tells a story that needs to be told and heard.
  

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User Review  - Marie M - Goodreads

EXCELLLANT, and worth the read. Lived the life, from the sidelines. Read full review

Review: Honor Denied: The Truth about Air America and the CIA

User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

I enjoyed the book very much. I found the last few chapters to be a little hard to get through, but it is well worth the read. I hope more books on Air America and the people that worked for them come out. Read full review

Contents

The Beginning Of A Journey
1
The Making Of A Marine
8
Learning to fly
13
Squadron Training And Preparing For War
22
Vietnam
29
The End Of My Marine Corps Career
45
Air America
52
Saigon
56
Supporting American Military And Dying While Doing It
94
Spending The Night In The Jungle
102
Night Train To Bangkok
108
The Last Day
116
The Truth About Air America And The Cia
126
Seeking Recognition
139
Support And Denial
148
Acknowledgments
159

Udorn and back to helicopters
72
The Easter Egg Hunt
82
Typical Air America Work
90
Abbreviations
161
Websites
165
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