"From the Marine Corps recruiting office to the challenges of Officer Candidate School, from stateside training as a new Marine attack pilot to harrowing combat experiences during two combat tours of duty in Vietnam, from 3500 hours of jet flight instructor duty to three and a half years as a staff officer at Headquarters, Marine Corps, from nearly passing out while a running a sub-three hour marathon to looking back on it all after years of retirement, Major Gibson's recollections continue to rivet the reader's attention.
The stories are absent of technical jargon and yet put the reader into the cockpit during moments of triumph as well as those of momentary fear. Possessing an easy-going and comfortable writing style, the author easily holds the reader's attention while relating a wide variety of experiences. The stories provide a valuable insight into the world of a junior officer serving as a combat attack pilot as well as assignment as an Air Liaison Officer to a battalion of Marines in the jungles of Vietnam.
- File Size: 3331 KB
- Print Length: 215 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: AuthorHouse (July 10, 2012)
- Publication Date: July 10, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008KWBT64
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- X-Ray: Not Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled