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April 30, 1975: The Amazing Escape and Rescue of Bung Ly

Posted by in Veterans, Vietnam War
Midway refugees

There was little deliberation and almost instantaneous action by Captain Chambers who ordered that all of the arresting wires drawn across the deck in order to reduce the speed of the landing jets be removed. He did not hesitate to order every available seaman on deck to move as many helicopters as possible to one side of the ship. Any aircraft impeding the ingress of the little Bird-dog and its invaluable cargo would be pushed overboard and into the sea.


Fall of Saigon: The Deadly Peace of 1975

Posted by in Communism, National Defense, Vietnam War
killer hippies

I am writing these books so that Vietnam Veteranss can set their grand children on their knees and open the pages to an era, not of shame or failure, but of heroism, goodness, and Military victories, during the Vietnam War.


The Hero of “Little Bird Dog and the Big Ship” in His Own Words

Posted by in Veterans, Vietnam War, Vietnamese-American Community

Bung Ly, the heroic pilot of the little Cessna O-1 Bird Dog, stood once again on the deck of the USS Midway and recounted the tale of his escape from Con Son Island and rescue by Captain Chambers and his exhausted crew.


Who Loves “Little Bird Dog and the Big Ship?”

Posted by in Books, Veterans, Vietnam War

The true story of Bung Ly and the amazing rescue of his family on the USS Midway is captivating children of all ages.


The USS Midway and Seven Souls

Posted by in American History

The men of Midway were made of flesh and blood, preferences and persuasions, courage and fear, and, on April 30, 1975, surging compassion.


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