About The Book
My Last Flight Out is a real story from one of the last pilots (the author) who escaped Viet Nam, a day after the new South Vietnamese government unconditionally surrendered on April 30, 1975.
It was a riskiest attempted escape during the country in a chaotic situation a day after American evacuated Saigon. The author traded death for life in his series of actions to do-or-die.
Fortunately, he saved not only his life but also his family and about the other 80 women and children left on the remote island Con Son in the last hours. He picked them up and flew his Chinook one-way-out without return to the Pacific Ocean and landed on USS Okinawa carrier at the end of April 30, 1975.
This is an incredible long survival journey against overwhelming all odds. The story of selfless military leadership with guts, creativities, and perseverance overcame death to live. It is an extraordinary true story of the long and hard surviving journey after the war.
It detailed the perilous sea survival journey in the high seas. Form the Seventh Fleet to a merchant ship, from Subic Air Base to Guam Island. His final trip was to Alaska, where the author called Anchorage his first home to resettle in America. The new lives had started in the land of freedom and opportunity for all.
It took resilience, perseverance, creativity, strong will, and determination with instant execution under the most challenging circumstance.
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