“Dead Men Flying: Victory in Vietnam” is a challenging new view of America’s most divisive conflict. General Patrick Brady winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor and the most decorated veteran in American history tells the story of Dust Off, the helicopter rescue operation that symbolized salvation for thousands of wounded warriors. It’s the story of Charles Kelly, the father of Dust Off. His dying words – “When I have your wounded” – set the standard for combat medicine to this day. It is also the story of the author, General Patrick Brady, who learned from Charles Kelly and struggled to meet his standard. Brady led the 54th Medical Detachment as it rescued over 21,000 wounded – enemy and friendly – in 10 months, while sustaining 26 Purple Hearts. Finally, Dead Men Flying is the story of salvation in the midst of horror, courage in the face of adversity, and the miracle of faith in the heat of combat. A riveting tale from America’s most decorated living soldier, this is a book that no American can afford to ignore.
Released October 18, 2012