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by Ross C Detwiler

  • ISBN: 1458203085
  • Category: Leaders and Notable People
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Ross C Detwiler
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: AbbottPress (May 25, 2012)
  • Pages: 252
  • ePub book: 1257 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1296 kb
  • Other: docx doc mbr txt
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 674

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Ross C. Detwiler graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1966 A singular feature of this remarkably honest and entertaining book about fighter pilots in combat is the complete self-deprecation of the author.

Ross C. Detwiler graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1966. Two Vietnam tours flying fighters and an additional twenty-five years of service in the Air National Guard earned him twenty three Air Medals, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Purple Heart, and the Legion of Merit. He currently lives in Connecticut. A singular feature of this remarkably honest and entertaining book about fighter pilots in combat is the complete self-deprecation of the author. He tells spell-binding stories with such humor and insight that they feel like letters from a friend.

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Most of America experienced the Vietnam War only in the form that was delivered in the evening news. The actual fighting and sacrifices in that far off jungle were borne, as is still true to this day, by a miniscule fraction of the population and their families.

There are plenty of history books and scholars that break the war down into miniature, bite-sized chunks of history, politics, science, and statistics. The Great Muckrock and Rosie, however, isn’t about accounting for the war. It is about the fighter pilots who fought that war in the air.

Fly with the men who gave their all in support their fellow troops on the ground in South Vietnam. Fly with them also as they leave the South and enter North Vietnam and Laos in an effort to dam the flow of supplies arriving through the wide open harbor at Haiphong. They pushed on, mission after mission, completing their assigned tasks for sake of doing what they thought was right.

Also meet the women in their lives. Some were adoring wives that waited at home, with little children, for dad to return. Some were single, unattached, and looking for the spice in life that a fighter pilot on leave could provide.

Comments

Cia Cia
I liked the 'true life' approach of Ross Detwiler in telling his story. I spent 20 years as an USAF pilot, one of which was as a Forward Air Controller in Viet Nam. The language, emotions and shenanigans of fighter pilots was accurately depicted throughout the book. While I am not a graduate of USAFA, many of my friends and contemporaries are. The stories of his years at the academy were both funny and touching.
There are no closer friends than those you served with under difficult times and Ross was right on target. Or as the saying goes, "Shack, Rosie"
lifestyle lifestyle
I did not know what to expect, but I was not disappointed with the story. No hero stuff, just the truth about men in combat doing a job they were trained to do. Flying for the love of flying, and doing a mission that takes split second decisions that decide whether or not you make it back. Another good explanation of the true bond men have that have entered combat together. You don't try to keep yourself alive, you make sure you don't get your buddies killed!! Read the book, if nothing else to honor the men that died in a war that their country did not believe in. They earned that respect.
Adoraris Adoraris
This is a great read and his memoir. Very well written. It's about his recollections and feelings. It is not meant (per some reviews) to be a history of the Vietnam war, nor to appear just as the reader expected it to be. Having gone through a "24/7" military college and USAF pilot training, I can vouch for the fact that he "hits the nail on the head" about how all that felt. Party a lot back then? ... you bet ... it came with throwing yourself at the ground at extremely high speeds while strapped into an airplane. It was also part of the culture of the AF then, unlike today. By way of reference, I too volunteered for Vietnam out of pilot training, controlled Hun airstrikes over The Ho Chi Minh Trail as an O2A FAC, and later flew with Ross in the NYANG (Polo 20) from '79-'83. I distinctly recall his integrity and honorable nature. I started reading this on KINDLE and it was hard to put it down for the evening. Memoirs are written as an author remembers and reflects ... and that is exceptionally true in this book ... so enjoy it. He doesn't pull any punches ... you should expect no less. Well Done, Rosie, Well Done.
Gardagar Gardagar
A singular feature of this remarkably honest and entertaining book about fighter pilots in combat is the complete self-deprecation of the author. He tells spell-binding stories with such humor and insight that they feel like letters from a friend. In fact, Detwiler is a highly-decorated, much-admired Air Force Academy graduate and fighter pilot who rose to the rank of brigadier general without ever forgetting the loyal men who served beside him. "The Great Muckrock and Rosie" is a reflection of the author -- unpretentious and always fearless.
Marelyne Marelyne
A great book about the bond of men who have been the backbone of this country since its start. Being a Naval Academy graduate and Naval Aviator, I very much appreciate the effort Ross took to write into history this excellent story. I totally agree with his opinions regarding our government "leaders", and the need for the draft.
Ndyardin Ndyardin
I am not an avid reader. Rarely do I read a book for enjoyment, however my wife purchased this book, and kept telling me how much I would enjoy it. I started reading it and never wanted to put it down. It gives a glimpse of an Air Force pilot through his years at the Air Force Academy to his tours as a fighter pilot in Vietnam, including his experience of being shot down in Laos. It gives a true story of the good, the bad, and the ugly during a time when patriotism was a bad word to some people. I particularly was thankful to him for he always gave credit to the grunts on the ground.

Bill Shemeley
Combat Medic
Vietnam 69-70
Big Red One
Justie Justie
Great stories from a great man. No disrespect to many vets who write but some pull punches in the interest of political correctness. This book has all the REAL talk, real experiences (good, bad and ugly) of fighter pilots of the Viet Nam generation. I highly recommend this book as it starts from Rosie's early days of flying. It captures the excitement and camaraderie that we as pilots LOVE about our jobs. It captures the 'essence' of being a fighter pilot....the coolest job in the world.

One last thing. Rosie gives credit to everyone else. Yeah being an F-100 Misty is about as "Sierra Hotel" as you can be, but he gives credit to everyone that supported him. Fighter pilots are a dying breed. Few with great combat stories exist anymore. This is a MUST READ.
I enjoyed this book very much. I served in the Air Force during the period covered by this excellent memoir, and although I was nether a fighter pilot not in Viet Nam, I could relate very well to the author's tale. The book was well and thoughtfully written, and there are a few grammatical errors (should an Air Fore Academy graduate say "Paul and me went . . ."?), the narrative was well organized, easy to follow, without a lot of distractions.