I was not a pilot in Vietnam but during my two tours as a combat advisor accumulated about 180 hours of combat flying. I was a crew member (recon), passenger (med evac), or using aircraft for combat missions or transporting me around Vietnam. Over the next several months I will take chapters from one of my books, edit them so they will read as a separate article, and they will appear here, on my web site. My flying activities in Vietnam earned me a Purple Heart and an Air Medal. Enjoy!