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“This memoir is hard to beat.”
Air & Space/Smithsonian

“Capably written.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Refreshing . . . evocative descriptions of combat flying.”

—The VVA Veteran

“They came in at 2:00 a.m. without any warning. The screaming roar from the rockets’ propellant was deafening, and all my senses froze as I tried to figure out what was happening. When the rockets came over our hooches on their way to our helicopters 150 meters north of our living quarters, they were no higher than one hundred feet above us. . . . At that instant, a rocket struck in the middle of the compound. . . . I was suddenly floating eight feet in the air looking down at some guy on a bunk.”

Lieutenant Bob Ford’s spellbinding account of his time as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War weaves a tale of courage, love, loss, and hope. Through vivid first-hand accounts, Black Cat 2-1 tells the story of a war that silenced the voices of 2,197 helicopter pilots and 2,717 crew members who were killed in battle. Climb into the cockpit beside Ford in one of the Huey helicopters he flew, and stand next to the men who valiantly fought in that faraway place through the pages of Black Cat 2-1. This gripping memoir will keep you on the edge of your seat while laughing out loud between missions with each turn of the page.


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