Mission of Honor: A moral compass for a moral dilemma

Mission of Honor A moral compass for a moral dilemma Most of us never get to test ourselves in combat As a Uh Helicopter pilot flying in the jungle highlands of South Vietnam Warrant Officer Jim Crigler and the men he flew with were tested daily Comi

  • Title: Mission of Honor: A moral compass for a moral dilemma
  • Author: Jim Crigler
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Most of us never get to test ourselves in combat As a Uh 1 Helicopter pilot flying in the jungle highlands of South Vietnam, Warrant Officer Jim Crigler and the men he flew with were tested daily Coming of age in the late 1960s and early 1970s was challenging for most young men of that era Throw in drugs, free love, draft notices, the Vietnam War and a country deeply diMost of us never get to test ourselves in combat As a Uh 1 Helicopter pilot flying in the jungle highlands of South Vietnam, Warrant Officer Jim Crigler and the men he flew with were tested daily Coming of age in the late 1960s and early 1970s was challenging for most young men of that era Throw in drugs, free love, draft notices, the Vietnam War and a country deeply divided, and you have one of the most important books of this genre This true story is a raw, bold, introspective autobiography where the author openly wrestles with his personal moral dilemma to find meaning and purpose in his life He calls it his Mission of Honor.

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    1. Five Stars? Yes! Why? If you want to read an eye-opening account of the Chopper war in Vietnam, this is a very quick read and it places you in the author's cockpit. How quick? I read it in one night. The reason for that is because I also served in Jim’s outfit, the 129th Helicopter Company as a door-gunner in a Gunship, only five years earlier. Jim took me back to that experience and made me feel his triumphant, fear, frustration and boredom. Jim will put you with him in the cockpit of his Hue [...]

    2. I give few books 5 stars because the writing is not that good, the content lacks substance, or too many errors are left unchecked. But Jim Crigler's "Mission of Honor" deserves 5 stars. I like the author's casual conversational style and the development of the story. Jim details the history that formed who he was and led to the decisions he made. Unlike so many books written about the Vietnam War, it is not a story of bluster, self-praise, and a pilot trying to be a hero, but rather a self-effac [...]

    3. Mission of Honor is a raw honest account of a Huey Pilots experience in Vietnam. Warrant Officer, Jim Crigler shares some of the most personal aspects of his life in this book. I could not put it down. I was a teenager during the Vietnam War and really did not understand the scope of the sacrifices that these men and their families gave to our Country. After reading this book, I feel a profound duty to give back by thanking Gold Star Families for the sacrifices they have endured. I highly recomm [...]

    4. Jim writes in the most heartfelt manor sharing with us his story and perspective from the Vietnam War and his mission of honor with respect to Goldstar families. Anybody who reads this book will be touched by the incredible commitment Jim made not only to his bunk mate but to all the families who made sacrifices in service to our amazing country.

    5. Nicely Done.Full of suspense and emotion. Mr. Krigler bared his sole and opened his heart, and barely survived serious PTSD. Doing what he did and how he faced up to his mistakes is hugely brave and admirable. His readers will realize there is a means to heal and face the future.

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