Leave No Man Behind: The Saga of Combat Search and Rescue

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Beginning with the birth of combat aircraft in World War I and the early attempts to rescue warriors trapped behind enemy lines, Leave No Man Behind chronicles in depth nearly one hundred years of combat search and rescue (CSAR). All major U.S. combat operations from World War II to the early years of the Iraq War are covered, including previously classified missions and several Medal-of-Honor-winning operations. Authors George Galdorisi and Tom Phillips (both veteran U.S. Navy helicopter pilots) highlight individual acts of heroism while telling the big-picture story of the creation and development of modern CSAR.

 

Although individual missions have their successes and failures, CSAR, as an institution, would seem beyond reproach, an obvious necessity. The organizational history of CSAR, however, is not entirely positive. The armed services, particularly the U.S. Air Force and Navy, have a tendency to cut CSAR at the end of a conflict, leaving no infrastructure prepared for the next time that the brave men and women of our armed forces find themselves behind enemy lines.

 

The final chapter has not yet been written for U.S. combat search and rescue, but in view of the life-saving potential of these forces, an open and forthright review of U.S. military CSAR plans and policies is long overdue. Beyond the exciting stories of heroic victories and heartrending defeats, Leave No Man Behind stimulates debate on this important subject.

 

 

 

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A thorough history of combat search and rescue (CSAR) from World War II to our day, highlighting the individual exploits of heroes who have risked all to leave no man behind, this book is also a comprehensive account of how the discipline of CSAR was created and how, despite its repeated successes, it suffers administrative neglect and attrition after virtually every conflict.  A thrilling, ongoing story of true life-and-death adventures, Leave No Man Behind is at once a military saga for all time and a cautionary tale for those who make plans and policies where soldiers’ survival is at stake.

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Ron Clarke saw a shadowy figure running toward the helicopter from the right. He wasn’t certain if it was the downed air force pilot or a Vietcong. At the same time, George Armstrong, manning the machine gun in the forward left personnel door, shouted, “Here they come—let’s get out of here.” He opened fire with his M60 [on enemy soldiers running] toward the helicopter. . . .

“Full power,” Clarke shouted to [copilot Jerry] Smith, who shoved the two engine throttles to the stops. Clarke eased up on the collective pitch lever, and the helicopter began to get light on the wheels.

Back aft, [Jimmy] Conrad identified the running man as friendly and watched him dive past head first, sliding across the cabin deck on thousands of empty 7.62mm shell casings like the floor was covered with ball bearings. He fetched up under the troop seat . . . grabbing the bench leg to stop from slipping down the tilted deck.

As the helicopter accelerated and then climbed . . . the adrenaline-charged helicopter crew began to realize that they were safe and had somehow escaped death or worse.

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Galdorisi, George, Phillips, Thomas
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ISBN 10: 0760323925 ISBN 13: 9780760323922
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Descripción Zenith Press. Estado de conservación: New. Fine. Cloth, D-j. 2008. Originally published at $30. Nº de ref. de la librería W85333b

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George V. Galdorisi, Thomas Phillips
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Descripción Motorbooks International, United States, 2009. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Beginning with the birth of combat aircraft in World War I and the early attempts to rescue warriors trapped behind enemy lines, Leave No Man Behind chronicles in depth nearly one hundred years of combat search and rescue (CSAR). All major U.S. combat operations from World War II to the early years of the Iraq War are covered, including previously classified missions and several Medal-of-Honor-winning operations. Authors George Galdorisi and Tom Phillips (both veteran U.S. Navy helicopter pilots) highlight individual acts of heroism while telling the big-picture story of the creation and development of modern CSAR. Although individual missions have their successes and failures, CSAR, as an institution, would seem beyond reproach, an obvious necessity. The organizational history of CSAR, however, is not entirely positive. The armed services, particularly the U.S. Air Force and Navy, have a tendency to cut CSAR at the end of a conflict, leaving no infrastructure prepared for the next time that the brave men and women of our armed forces find themselves behind enemy lines. The final chapter has not yet been written for U.S. combat search and rescue, but in view of the life-saving potential of these forces, an open and forthright review of U.S. military CSAR plans and policies is long overdue. Beyond the exciting stories of heroic victories and heartrending defeats, Leave No Man Behind stimulates debate on this important subject. Nº de ref. de la librería POW9780760323922

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Descripción Motorbooks International, United States, 2009. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Beginning with the birth of combat aircraft in World War I and the early attempts to rescue warriors trapped behind enemy lines, Leave No Man Behind chronicles in depth nearly one hundred years of combat search and rescue (CSAR). All major U.S. combat operations from World War II to the early years of the Iraq War are covered, including previously classified missions and several Medal-of-Honor-winning operations. Authors George Galdorisi and Tom Phillips (both veteran U.S. Navy helicopter pilots) highlight individual acts of heroism while telling the big-picture story of the creation and development of modern CSAR. Although individual missions have their successes and failures, CSAR, as an institution, would seem beyond reproach, an obvious necessity. The organizational history of CSAR, however, is not entirely positive. The armed services, particularly the U.S. Air Force and Navy, have a tendency to cut CSAR at the end of a conflict, leaving no infrastructure prepared for the next time that the brave men and women of our armed forces find themselves behind enemy lines. The final chapter has not yet been written for U.S. combat search and rescue, but in view of the life-saving potential of these forces, an open and forthright review of U.S. military CSAR plans and policies is long overdue. Beyond the exciting stories of heroic victories and heartrending defeats, Leave No Man Behind stimulates debate on this important subject. Nº de ref. de la librería POW9780760323922

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Descripción Zenith Press, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. New. Pristine, unmarked. Jacket not price-clipped. Large and detailed history of US Search and Rescue operations from early development in the First World War 1 through the Second World War, Korea, Vietnam and contemporary warfare. Immensely detailed, the largest section the war in Southeast Asia, with by-name listings of SAR aircrew losses as currently known. 8 pages of photographs. // shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. Nº de ref. de la librería 014690

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Descripción Zenith Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0760323925 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0313466

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Descripción Zenith Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., 2008. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. First Edition. 642 pages, index, notes, black & white photographs. A split-second decision can make the difference between life and death in missions to find and save soldiers trapped behind enemy lines. This thorough history of combat search and rescue from World War II to today highlights the heroism of individuals who have risked all to find and rescue their comrades. A selection of thrilling, true-life stories, greater than fiction, this is a military saga for all time and a unique account of a force that is a legend: Combat Search and Rescue, the most undervalued force in today's fighting army. The author worked in navy Search and Rescue, and his experience and expertise are fully utilised for a thrilling, pulse-bounding book bound to be popular with any reader looking for true-life adventure. Nº de ref. de la librería 335658

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