The Humanities & The Experience of War: 19 Minutes to Live

The Humanities & The Experience of War: 19 Minutes to Live

April 02, 2019
RG 205
01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Over 12,000 helicopters were used in the Vietnam War; almost half were lost. Helicopter pilots and crews accounted for nearly 10 percent of all the U.S. casualties suffered in Vietnam, with nearly 5,000 killed and an untold number wounded. Lew Jennings flew 726 air cavalry Cobra gunship helicopter missions, receiving over 50 combat decorations, including three Distinguished Flying Crosses for valor. Lew’s highly acclaimed memoir illustrates the incredible courage and determination of helicopter pilots and crews supporting the heroes that carried a rucksack and a rifle in Vietnam. His presentation descriptions those harrowing experiences first hand.