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A Navy Pilot's Forty Hours on the Run in Laos
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591142713
  • Binding: Paperback & eBook
  • Era: 20th Century
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Subject: Vietnam War
  • Date Available: July 2008
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A Navy A-7 Fighter Pilot's Gripping Tale of Escape and Rescue during the Vietnam War!

 width=An extraordinary story, superbly told. I predict that The Rescue of Streetcar 304 will become an instant military aviation classic." —Stephen Coonts
"As an infantryman in Vietnam, I sometimes looked up to see our warbirds soaring overhead and wondered who was in the cockpit. It turns out a high school friend of mine, Kenny Fields, was one of them. Not only that, he was shot down and had a most remarkable wartime adventure, told now in one of the best books set in that era I've ever read. I'm proud of Kenny's service, prouder still that he has written a most remarkable book that deserves a huge audience." —Homer Hickam, author of Rocket Boys
"Kenny Fields is the ultimate survivor. For forty hours he evaded the enemy as we Sandy A-1 Skyraider pilots tried to pluck him from the hostile jungle. Here is the riveting account of his escape from Laos . . . fasten your seatbelt!" —George Marrett, author of Contrails over the Mojave


Customer Reviews
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Average Customer Reviews
5.00 Stars
Great book from a true American hero
Saturday, November 15, 2008
By: Mr. Carr
You know you are reading a good book when you are tired at work the next day, because you just couldn't put the book down the night before. This is one of those books. I thought this book was terrific and I thank the author for sharing his experience, as well as his service to our country.
Incredible story of escape & evasion
Thursday, April 16, 2009
By: Joel Rudy, Maj, USAF
Kenny Wayne Fields recounts the harrowing days following his first combat mission during the Vietnam War. The first combat mission was supposed to be a milk-run, but Fields found himself in the middle of the largest flak concentration in Laos. He was shot down during his second bombing run, and he spent the new three days evading the Pathet Lao guerillas and the North Vietnamese regular-army division that had retreated from Khe Sahn to lick it's wounds. The book is an incredible tale of bravery, faith (in both God and country), and good luck. This book is an absolute page-turner.


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