Tag: Bung Ly
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.
There are no other patriotic books for young children written about the Vietnam Era. Emerging generations need to know the stories of heroism and honor that came out of the Vietnam War.
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.
The true story of Bung Ly and the amazing rescue of his family on the USS Midway is captivating children of all ages.