A true, bestselling story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War More than half. Chickenhawk has ratings and reviews. Larry said: Add this one to my long list of books about the American War in Vietnam. I am the right age to. Mar 28, The Paperback of the Chickenhawk by Robert Mason at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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And a small part of the book covers the author’s involvement in the events from the movie “We Were Soldiers Once” Mel Gibson. It feels like a window back through time to the jungles of Southern Vietnam where we find a war that is hard to understand and even harder to justify.

Mason spent a lot of time recounting all of this and I can speculate it was for his own sanity later.

Paperbackpages. Feb 24, Athan Tolis rated it chkckenhawk was amazing Shelves: Chickenhawk deals chronologically with Mason’s training and his experiences in, and immediately after, Vietnam. In early AugustChickenhawk was published.

This is a very good account of fighting men in war, a short but exciting read. But it does let you know that being maso helicopter pilot in a war zone is a complex job. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat He sailed to Vietnam with the 1st Cavalry Division Airmobile and served a one-year tour, nine months with the “First Cav”, the last three months with the 48th Aviation Company. More than a memoir, more than a war book.


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He didn’t tell Viking about the bust. Robert Mason had over helicopter missions during his year in Vietnam. Robert Mason helped me live that experience through his style and gripping memoir of that war.

He has a great eye for the successes and failures of the new air assault tactics as they are developed and masln. Do you need another endorsement?

He captures in detail the everyday training, missions, conversations, action, frivolity and mundanity of Army life. The ships were shadows in the early morning mist. This book has its rightful place among Vietnam War memoirs.

I was two years younger than Robert Robeft and during the time he was flying missions I was in my second and third year of college.

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War is not the answer. Back in the World. Just chickenhaek I did we saw the phantom of a Huey cross immediately in front of us. View all 5 comments. You can feel how the whole experience is changing him, and how the experiences get worse on him. Mason transferred to the 48th Aviation Company referred to as the 49th in his memoir in May No virgins threw flowers. When I was flying, my life was in my own hands. May 12, Chicienhawk rated it it was amazing Shelves: We’d already taken Happy Valley, but we had to go back out to patch up a chickenhhawk holes in the victory.


And his life spirals down. A precise chronological depiction of life as a helicopter pilot leading up to and during the Vietnam war. To ask other readers questions about Chickenhawkplease sign up. I am the right age to have been drafted for that war, but was not due to a variety of deferments and a high lottery number. Now we were delinquent in our deaths. View all 7 comments. Or was I roebrt the wrong way?

A veteran of more than 1, combat missions, Robert Mason’s personal account is written by a real person with real life events of what he did, how he felt about it, and how it affected him, his family and robrrt he served with.