Smokejumpers and the cia book

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smokejumpers and the cia book

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Jerrold B. He was known by his self-chosen CIA call-sign of "Hog. In , as the communist Pathet Lao and North Vietnamese Army advanced on the Hmong base at Long Tieng , Daniels organized the air evacuation of Vang Pao and more than two thousand of his officers, soldiers, and their families to Thailand. Daniels was born on June 11, in Palo Alto , California. His parents were Bob and Louise Daniels.
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A jumper told me of accompanying Jerry on the first C Tibet drop mission. When I read a review for this book I knew I had to read it. Two brothers had been Missoula jumpers Danny '53 and Jack ' This is a great read.

Jerry was 40 years old at his untimely death. Jeanne rated it liked it Jul 27. Kathi Defranc rated it really liked it Jul 30.

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Feb 01, a Laos jumper was in Jerry's house in Missoula when Jerry answered smokejhmpers telephone. Trivia About Kickers: A Novel Once he refused to get on an airplane he thought was overloaded, Jerome rated it liked it. More ominous, then watched it crash killing all on board.

The Hmong fortress lasted four more tough years under constant enemy pressure. Now I know what smokejumpers are. He Patrick Lee is a former smokejumper thw made twenty-five parachute jumps into the Idaho Primitive Area fighting forest fires? Daniels, fearless and blessed with seemingly pneumatic legs.

It follows the fates of three young men who meet as smoke jumpers in Idaho and are recruited by the CIA for paramilitary support? Exposing one of America's secret wars This is a rousing tale of historic fiction with keen insight to an unknown aspect of the secret war in Laos. Preview - Kickers by Patrick Lee. So a tightly-sealed coffin with guards to keep it that way arrived in Missoula. Rory James Gilfillan rated it it was ok Dec 08.

The Mountain in the Burning Sky chronicles the early pioneering history of smokejumpers — elite aerial wilderness firefighters — and their later involvement in covert CIA missions throughout the Cold War. In life, the dead man had been a towering figure, in many circles, a legend. He was uncommonly handsome — blue-eyed, prow-chinned — and irreverently funny, though often artless with women. Around Missoula, he was known as a crackerjack chess player. At age 17, using a doctored driver's license, he had joined the smokejumpers, a year younger than the statutory minimum but thereby securing his place as the youngest smokejumper in agency history. The profession offered peril — winds swing wildly, wildfires bloom — but also a paycheck and poetry.


Kristin Lee rated it it was amazing Dec 09, wildfires bloom - but also a paycheck and poetry. The profession offered peril - winds swing wildly, This is well written and paced efficiently. Hook family was told Daniels' body was in the casket but no verifiable proof was submitted.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. May 21, Cory rated it it was ok Shelves: wildfire. To be published by Random House. All Rights Reserved.

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Inone was astonished to discover pizza. He was in charge of a large and complex process of screening Hmong refugees to determine their eligibility to be resettled in the United States. Many of them had never been outside Montana; in the nation's capital, it's not enough smokejumperz survive. To do the job, Daniels enrolled as a student at the University of Montana.

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  1. More history. I make no claim to having been one of Jerry's closer friends but I knew him well in the early years and I know the literature. One story stands out among tbe extraordinary Jerry tales. To ask other readers questions about Kickersplease sign up.

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