Numbered Days: On the Line with the F-105 in Southeast Asia, 1967-68
One of the most historically significant unique tours of duty during the Vietnam War documented in the authors' letters, tapes, journals, poetry and drawings. At the height of the air war against North Vietnam, Lt. Rocap was flight line maintenance officer in both fighter wings bombing NVN, the 355th and the 388th. From America's admission of presence in Thailand and removal of Colonel Broughton at Takhli through formation of the first F-105 Wild Weasel squadron and unannounced visit of President Johnson at Korat to Tet, 1968, his daily record details all the F-105s and aircrews shot down, a long overdue by name recognition of enlisted maintenance men, and rare insight into Thai and G.I. life. A startling surprise on every page, he resigned his commission, the Air Force refused, and within three years, he was Special Assistant to the USAF Chief of Staff and eventually created and edited the Air Force Journal of Logistics. The book also intimately reveals the great romance with Mrs. Rocap, at Texas Tech beginning her own outstanding pioneering career as a renal dietitian.
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