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Biography
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DEVIL 63, Vietnam Gunship Pilot
by CWO 2 Sims and Larry K. Thompson, LTC (Ret.)

CWO Sims wants it understood from the beginning: he was no hero. He tells his story from the training that began at Fort Wolters, Texas, and continued through Fort Rucker, Alabama. He tells his story through his two tours in Vietnam and his return home. "Sounds interesting!"

Devil 63 Title Page

 

 

 

 

DEVIL 63,

Vietnam Gunship Pilot

 

By

CWO 2 Richard Sims

     As told to

      Larry K. Thompson

_______________________________

 





Foreword

 

 

 

 

 

Foreword

 

I just want it understood that I ain’t no hero. I flew helicopters in Vietnam just like other pilots, and I was just doing my job. I did not set out to be a hero, and I never acted like one. I was j...





Table of Contents

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

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Chapter 1

   

CHAPTER 1

 

 

UNIT: Civilian Life

SITUATION: Fueling the Stress

LOCATION: life in Texas

TIME: The Mid 1960s

 

&n...





Chapter 2

 CHAPTER 2

 

UNIT: Fort Wolters Flight School

SITUATION: Flying So long

LOCATION: Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam.

TIME: Before May, 1969

 

 

When I was finally able to so...





Chapter 3

 

CHAPTER 3

 

UNIT: 134th AHC

SITUATION: Arriving in Country

LOCATION: Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam.

TIME: 5 May, 1969

 

 

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Chapter 4

CHAPTER 4

 

UNIT: 134th AHC, Maintenance Platoon

SITUATION: Surviving an Unforeseen Mission

LOCATION: Pou Hua, Vietnam.

TIME: The Second H...





Chapter 5

CHAPTER 5

 

UNIT: 134th AHC, Maintenance Platoon

SITUATION: Typical Mission Preparation

LOCATION: Phu Hiep Army Base, Vietnam.

TIME: Early 1970

 

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