During the Viet Nam war, a farm boy from Ohio enters the army. He is offered an opportunity to become a helicopter pilot. In flight school he meets, Jerry, who becomes a friend and training partner. When they arrive in Viet Nam, they meet again, flying from the same heliport. Dennis is flying a Cobra Gunship, and Jerry is a Medivac Pilot, rescuing the injured. Together they share their harrowing stories and experiences. Based on a true story, Today Is Sunday offers an inside look at what many young men experienced during a difficult and dangerous war.
Based On A True Story
Format: Paperback, 220 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5, With Illustrations
A trauma on his 15th birthday would ruin an otherwise ideal childhood. When his draft notice finally came, he chose to do his duty, even though he was encouraged not to go by friends and family. He struggled to reconcile his spiritual beliefs with his country’s need to wage war. A vision in basic training sent him to flight school and out of ground combat.
His hours flying combat helicopters in an air cavalry troop in support of troops on the ground showed the dedication he felt for his comrades. Fellow helicopter pilots flying medical evacuation risked their lives to save the injured on the ground including a little Vietnamese girl injured in a minefield explosion. His work as a chaplain’s assistant, while recovering from a helicopter crash, strengthened his faith. An unlikely romance kept hope alive.
About The Author
Dennis Ely served in the Viet Nam War as a helicopter pilot He received the Bronze Star in recognition of his service.