A Flight Surgeon's Odyssey in Vietnam, by Guy S. Clark, M.D.

Reviews

"A must-read for any military literature buff..."

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Media

"A thorough memoir
of a flight surgeon’s
adrenaline-filled experiences
in the Vietnam War...
Clark...writes intelligently, illuminating events
and the insights they evoked."

- Kirkus Reviews


Veterans

"A richly-detailed insider's look
into America's
Vietnam War journey...
and a deeply personal window into this seminal area
of American history."

- Lt. Gen Philip Conley Jr.,
USAF retired

 


Readers

"A Must-read for any military literature buff...
documented with detailed information
on the mission capabilities
of the aircraft he flew --
a real bonus for the
techno-aviation fan."

- Dave Bruce, pilot and retired
construction & design CEO


Reviews

 

 
 
Clark eloquently recounts tending to pilots’ injuries and handling the aftereffects of disastrous crashes.
He writes intelligently, illuminating events and the insights they evoked...This isn’t a fast-paced memoir; instead, it’s more of an excavation of the many particulars of military life and is
interspersed with thrilling adventure in the skies of Vietnam...rich with vividly recalled episodes of aerial warfare.
— Kirkus Reviews
 
 

 
 
Dr. Clark gives us a richly detailed insider’s look into America’s Vietnam War journey in a fast-breaking succession of gripping firsthand accounts. This absorbing tale takes the reader from the limits of human performance at the edge of space to the breaking point of human endurance in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Dr. Clark’s insightful account—with perspectives drawn from classical literature as well as his own soul-searching—gives the reader a deeply personal window into this seminal era of American history.
— Lt. Gen. Philip Conley Jr., USAF Retired
 
 

 
 
A must-read for any military literature buff. Dr. Clark gives a unique perspective on Air Force life and on flying missions before and during his Vietnam War tour. As a flight surgeon, his candid depiction of his experiences with fellow flying and non-flying airmen is worth reading itself. When his personal observations, fears, and experiences flying as a rear-seater in Vietnam-era jets are combined with his frank anecdotes of self-absorbed officer types encountered in the field of medicine, you have a fascinating read. The book is well-researched and documented with comparison charts of the mission capabilities of the various aircraft in which he flew—a real bonus for the techno-aviation fan. And finally, it is truly commendable that a flight surgeon was compelled to fly missions and experience the same as the men he had under his care.
— Dave Bruce, pilot and retired CEO, aerospace design and construction
 
 

 
Clark’s six-hundred-plus-page memoir provided captivating reading over many long stretches. His feats continually raised the high-water mark of adventure that he set during his first month in country.
— HENRY ZAYBEL, VVA VETERAN