Title: Cleared Hot! A Marine Combat Pilot's Vietnam...
Publisher: Van Nostrand, Princeton
Publication Date: 1992
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a hint of edge wear to the spine. During his military career, Bob Stoffey flew twenty-four types of prop and jet aircraft along with numerous types of helicopters. He flew 440 combat missions in Vietnam including delivering supplies to hostile territories, acting as a forward air controller directing bombing raids, air-to-ground strikes and search and rescue missions. Stoffey recounts his fiercest combat missions and his most miraculous lifesaving operations. Bookseller Inventory # 23577
Synopsis: Daring missions. Dangerous rescues. Deadly accuracy.
Many pilots never made it out of 'Nam. This one did. Highly decorated Col. Bob Stoffey-- a Marine Corps pilot for over twenty-five years, who served multiple tours in Vietnam-- has seen and done it all. Cleared Hot! is his story-- a fast-paced, high-casualty flight into heart-stopping danger.
Full of vivid detail, this combat diary uncovers the real heroes of the Vietnam War, the behind-the-scenes Marine Corps pilots who helped our boys return home...then went back for more.
Includes eight pages of heroic photographs!
About the Author:
Col. Bob Stoffey was born in Coaldale, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Pennsylvania State University. He served as a Marine Corps pilot for twenty-five years, having flown twenty-four different types of aircraft worldwide. His many military decorations include the Marine Corps Medal for Personal Heroism, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, and twenty-five Air Medals. He retired in 1979 and now lives in Carlsbad, California, with his wife.
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