Drafted!: My Year in Vietnam (Paperback)

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2024 IBPA Gold Ben Franklin Award Winner - 2024 Foreword Review INDIES Silver Award Winner - NextGen INDIE Award Finalist

Drafted tells the story of Henry Morgan Miller's year in Vietnam at the invitation of Lyndon B. Johnson. It is the story of a meat-cutter-wannabe commercial airline pilot-whose life was rudely interrupted by being inducted into a war that he considered someone else's battle for a lost cause. It's a story that could describe many of the almost 300,000 men drafted in 1968 along with Morgan, or, for that matter, the 1.85 million drafted between 1964-73. It is the story of your brother, your son, your friend-some who came home safe and sound, and others who perished, or were no longer whole.

In his book, Morgan also exposes a major mechanical issue with Vietnam-era Cobra helicopters; so serious that had they been Ford cars they would have been subject to a major recall. He suggests that Cobra helicopter pilots were guinea-pigs for aircraft plagued with serious, not to mention deadly, hydraulic problems.

Drafted is for readers who want to experience what it was like, on a day-to-day basis, to go through basic training, learn to fly gunships, and then be shipped out to the Vietnam war zone. What it's like to be shot at and shot down. To serve your country honorably, while fighting a war you don't believe in, only to return and be ostracized by a misguided faction of the general public.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781956906820
ISBN-10: 1956906827
Publisher: W. Brand Publishing
Publication Date: December 19th, 2023
Pages: 344
Language: English