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Thomas C. Parker Subject: "Rescue Under Fire" "So Others Might Live" "Dustoff: Memoirs of a Helicopter Pilot" I've read "Rescue Under Fire" and found it to be a very well researched and accurate history of Dustoff in Vietnam. It reads better than just a historical account as there are reports of specific incidents. Of the four books that I have it is probably the best since it covers more than just the exploits of one individual. I have also read "So Others Might Live," which is a fictionalized account of Dustoff activities. I found the writing to be rather stilted and the conversations very unrealistic. I flew two tours as a Dustoff pilot in 'Nam and never heard any such idealistic dialogue. I just finished "Dustoff: Memoirs of a Helicopter Pilot," which is the autobiography of Michale Novosel, one of two Dustoff pilots to receive the Medal of Honor. It is a very interesting book. Mike has led a fascinating life, being a pilot in WWII, Korea and in Vietnam. Mike served two tours in 'Nam, both flying Dustoff and both when he was already in his 40's. It is definitely worth reading. I also have a copy of Mark Hough's book "United States Army Air Ambulance," which is pretty much just a research piece about the various medevac units. There is a nice display of unit patches in the book. I highly recommend it as a good reference work, but there isn't any story to it. Tom Parker Dustoff 27 (1967) Dustoff 3 (1970)