RAMPANT RAIDER

An A-4 Skyhawk Pilot in Vietnam
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Binding:Hardback
Published:May 11, 2013
By Stephen R. Gray (Author)

A member of Light Attack Squadron 212 s "Rampant Raiders," A-4 pilot Stephen R. Gray writes about his experiences flying combat sorties from the deck of an aircraft carrier during one of the most intense periods of aerial combat in U.S. history. From the perspective of a junior naval aviator, Gray reveals the lessons he learned first at the Naval Aviation Training Command and then in actual combat flying the Skyhawk from USS Bon Homme Richard in Vietnam. Training strengthens commitment, Gray points out, allowing ordinary men like him to fly dangerous missions. Readers will discover how circumstances created heroe--heroes who managed to overcome their personal fears for a greater cause--and how, despite the lack of public support for the war, the men remained committed to one another. The book addresses how men react to service during contentious political times to offer lessons relevant today.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Vietnam War
  • Hardback : 384 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (May 11, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 159114342X
  • ISBN-13: 9781591143420
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 19.2 oz

Stephen R. Gray became a flight instructor at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Beeville, Texas, after his aerial combat service in Vietnam. He left the Navy in 1972 and flew commercially for Delta Airlines for thirty years, logging more than twenty-four thousand flying hours. He lives in Hemphill, Texas.

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