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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Vietnam Air Rescues by Dave Richardson

Dave Richardson will tour cyberspace in the month of August to promote his book Vietnam Air Rescues. This is your chance to read the book a father assembled to share a very important time in his life. These personal experiences and his perspectives on an unpopular war as shared in the pages of this exciting and insightful book. Read about his experiences and the faith that helped him through tough rescue situations where a number of lives were in his hands. If you would be interested in interviewing Dave during his tour, feel free to contact us.

About Vietnam Air Rescues

—as a father recounts to his adult children his exploits as an Air Force “Jolly Green” combat helicopter rescue pilot in Vietnam…

Be There
—to see what it was really like…

Ride Along
—and determine what you would have done when another man’s life was literally hanging in the balance…

—what it meant to save a life…

—heart pounding action in…Vietnam Air Rescues.

The book begins with the authors’ ‘Unauthorized History of the Vietnam War’; then continues to describe his life as a “Jolly Green” rescue pilot, picking up aircrew shot down in North Vietnam and Laos. Details of his 7 rescues of 9 men are included, as well as over 30 anecdotes relating to his experiences. The book is profusely illustrated with more than 100 photos, maps and drawings.

About Dave Richardson -

Born and raised in Southern California and he graduated (BA) from the University of La Verne. In 1960, he married his high school sweetheart and joined the US Air Force. Over the next 24 years, he would be stationed at various bases in the United States and he served in Vietnam. He retired after 24 years as an Air Force helicopter/fixed wing pilot. For 13 years, he taught 8th grade mathematics and he currently lives in Kansas. Check the end of this post for details about Dave Richardson's military experience.

Visit Dave's website for many pictures from the book - http://www.vietnam-air-rescues.com/

Amazon details - www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

Tour Schedule Coming Soon

His Air Force experience includes:

1960 Air Traffic Control School, Keesler AFB, MS

1961-1962 Air Traffic Controller, Edwards AFB, CA

1962 Officer Training School, Medina Base, TX

1962 Aircraft Maintenance Officers School, Chanute AFB, IL

1962-1964 Aircraft Maintenance Officer, George AFB, Ca

1964 Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Incirlik, AB, Turkey

1965 Basic Undergraduate Pilot Training, Randolph AFB, TX

1965 Advanced Undergraduate Pilot Training. Stead AFB, NV

1965 Air Force Survival School, Stead AFB, NV

1966-1967 Helicopter Pilot, Bolling AFB, Wash D.C.

1967 HH-3E Upgrade Training, Sheppard AFB, TX

1967 Combat Crew Training, Eglin AFB, Fl

1967-1968 Rescue Crew Commander, Nakon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand

1968-1971 Helicopter Pilot, Ramstein AB, Germany
1971 T-38 Upgrade training, Randolph AFB, TX
1971 T-37 Instructor Pilot training, Randolph AFB, TX
1972-1973 T-37 Instructor Pilot, Vance AFB, OK
1974-1975 Airfield Manager, Vance AFB, OK
1976-1980 Director of Training, SE Liaison Region, Dobbins AFB, GA
1980-1984 Airfield Manager, Robins AFB, GA
1984 Retired from USAF

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