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-- I'm Oliver North and this is an engine war.
The bell UH one helicopters better known by its nickname the -- Ask any soldier sailor airmen -- marine who served in Vietnam and they'll tell you that the wolf wolf wolf we'll -- we'll lose the most welcome sounds and could ever here.
Two Americans that we -- one.
The bonus pool of ammunition supplies reinforcements.
And it was the -- that money was floated about.
And when we were wounded.
Carry this out I don't know I was medevac to Vietnam by doing that all that different from this right.
For -- legally meant death.
The -- version was armed with two point 75 -- rockets and machine gun that would -- over 4000 rounds a minute.
A virtual shower of suing -- Tonight on war stories for men who pioneered helicopter warfare.
High spirited low flying pilots -- -- warriors who risk their lives in the strange and dangerous life.
All of this.
April 20 ninth 1975.
The end of the Vietnam War.
And as they had throughout the long and bloody conflict helicopters provided some of the most memorable images.
The frenzied evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon is Communist troops close to it.
You're always being pushed into the city.
Destroyed to make more room for south Vietnamese refugees and the deaths of American carriers it was a tragic conclusion to a long and costly war.
Ten years earlier and it's very different time and didn't.
-- -- -- -- In the battle for the beginning of the world's first helicopter war.
We were the fighter pilots of -- sort of looks that we proudly doing function and we knew I had in the Arctic.
-- -- -- north it was close.
He -- it was fun.
-- record breaking free of gravity he dreamt of something like the helicopter.
Break into the tyranny of the ground.
Was incredible Mike's lawmaker piloted helicopter in Vietnam and his coauthor of a book on helicopter warfare this thing covers.
And it was astonishing.
Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the first to put it on tape he -- up helical there's screw.
I think early twentieth century helicoptered become a reality sort of through a lot of attempts and failures then in 1940.
Igor Sikorsky unveiled his BS three -- It's open pilot seat but -- show up this Sunday best.
And his famous Fedora hat.
After some improvements it was renamed the par four hover flies.
And became the world's first production helicopter.
Vehicle via helicopter seemed out of a lineup opening schools have -- I still hold it on the left but that amazing Carl.
-- in the including Obama didn't credited being.
By the Korean War the US military had maneuver bell helicopters but -- thirteen.
It was used for observation of the battlefield first.
In 1950 they started.
The -- it's thirteen to medevac gotten to looters were reached on this year's.
The whole lot casualties it was a wild ride that it greatly improve survivability on the battle for the army still wasn't using helicopters to wage war.
I think the marine who wouldn't rule forward thinker on the use of helicopters.
Within a general Elmore it was a tough and respected battlefield commander in Korea he gore the coauthored the book we were soldiers once and young.
It became a Hollywood movie starring Mel Gibson as Hal -- 1950s through and 52.
Or they were -- -- Helicopters.
As far as I'm wolf any kind of battle for the attack.
But a revolutionary new concept was about to be created called air mobile.
I think that that -- -- generous solution about 1962.
And secretary of defense MacNamara.
Directed the army.
Build -- you know -- that they then had.
Lieutenant general -- -- -- is a legendary soldier.
In World War II he became one of the army's youngest full -- with a paratroopers.
Of the 101 airborne screaming Eagles.
He later become known as the father of -- -- -- in 1962.
He was just learning how to fly.
In World War II you were one of the youngest time.
It's -- you know 4849.
You're going through.
Like -- Fort Rucker Alabama and become one of the oldest pilots.
And I thought it would be important for me in -- -- talking with pilots and their own language.
63 -- got to -- it.
News given command of the eleventh air assault division to test their mobile concept.
A lot of sweeps across.
Rivers and firings using helicopters.
John Herron was an infantry company commander in -- left very intends to me we trained -- -- the and the blue globe.
We were right after three cups at thirty Bruce Crandall was already a season chopper pilot -- took command of a helicopter from two of the eleven.
More power lines that care.
Than any other source.
In late 64 -- eleventh aerosol division faced off against the highly respected 82 airborne division in the largest military maneuvers -- the United States.
Since World War II.
Called aerosols through it involves 5000.
And spread over 6000 square miles of the -- -- It was excitement from the very beginning.
Of all the helicopters in the world war wouldn't.
Moore was one of the large commanders.
On the fly home -- no horses were killed defensively billion dollars.
I don't know whether it would rattle those were great day.
The eleventh hole which -- battles against the exact but -- 65 and artists and then it's still in the Pentagon helicopter warfare work.
-- ourselves through their conventional.
-- early 65 president Lyndon Johnson stepped up US involvement in Vietnam.
Plus -- offensive ground combat.
Now we decided to send in this experimental new helicopter division.
In the day that president Johnson got onto me for a -- you have to.
I'm really very we're.
I have today ordered to this -- their mobile version.
What would you tell your wife.
After dinner forward much to those who often didn't -- War.
In the book -- my little five year old daughter keeps pilgrimage.
-- and there and I have proven themselves.
And I go through one through more than.
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