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Guts ‘N Gunships: What it was Really Like to Fly Combat Helicopters in Vietnam

Last updated: June 26, 2019


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Product Details

In our analysis of 30 expert reviews, the Mark Garrison Guts 'N Gunships: What it was Really Like to Fly Combat Helicopters in Vietnam placed 6th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Mark V. Garrison was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army on December 31st, 1970. He went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University in 1973. Garrison then completed four more years of study at the oldest and largest chiropractic school in the world, Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, where he received a doctorate in 1977. Dr. Garrison then practiced in Illinois for 30 years before retiring in 2006. Dr. Garrison and his wife of 42 years, Lynn, have four children and five grandchildren. His hobbies include flying, painting, drawing, playing his guitars, and writing. He is now starting his second book about things he encountered in medical practice.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

This is a unique book that throws light on the Vietnam war purely from the perspective of a soldier. The refrain of the futility of armed combat does ring throughout the book, but at the same time, the love, respect and sense of duty that pervades Garrison’s conscience towards his brothers in arms is touching.
It is a portal which will transport readers to a most painful American experience. These were definitely goodbye times in America and the author bares his soul with his narrative.
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