Guardian Angel: life and death adventures with Pararescue, the world's most powerful commando rescue force

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2012.
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US Air Force Pararescue is the most skillful and capable rescue force in the world, taking on some of the most dangerous rescue missions imaginable. PJs (short for para-jumpers), are members of an elite unit whose commando skills are so wide-reaching they often seem like something out of science fiction. They routinely tackle perilous operations that are beyond the capabilities of other rescue organizations, and sometimes dare the seemingly impossible. Since their inception in 1947, PJs have saved more than thirty thousand lives. They can pluck near-frozen climbers off jagged mountaintops and recover shot-down jet pilots stranded deep in hostile territory. In the dead of night, the PJs parachute into ominous, black, twenty-foot-tall waves to save distressed seamen, and they brave the cruelest and most desolate deserts to recover victims. US Air Force pararescuemen have played a prominent role in every armed conflict since the Korean War, rescuing thousands of soldiers from behind enemy lines. Guardian Angel provides a rare glimpse at a PJ's mind-blowing adventures. You follow Sgt. Sine's trek across exotic lands and share his encounters with mysterious cultures. Learn what it takes to lower from a helicopter onto the slippery decks of storm-tossed ships to rescue dying sailors. Feel what it's like to be caught in the middle of a bomb blast so powerful that it tears high-rise buildings in half, and flattens armored vehicles hundreds of yards away. Soar high above towering jungle trees and experience the danger of swinging on a slim cable below a helicopter, while performing a mid-air rescue of a pilot, dangling from his chute a hundred feet above a mountain slope. Go to war in Afghanistan and parachute onto a nocturnal battlefield, surrounded by land mines, to help a mortally wounded soldier. This is a deadly serious business: When things go wrong, they can go terribly wrong. Aircraft crash into mountainsides, killing all onboard, while some PJs live through horrendous helicopter crashes only to struggle with freezing temperatures, snapped limbs and torn flesh in a desperate fight for survival. This book presents true stories of uncommon courage told from the perspective of the actual men in the arena. PJs belong to an exclusive brotherhood and forge unbreakable bonds of loyalty, commitment, and sacrifice. They do these things for their country, to protect their brothers in arms, and to honor their motto: "That Others May Live."
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subject_facet Aeronautics, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military, Electronic books, HISTORY / Military / Special Forces, History, Military Personnel, Sine, William F, Special forces (Military science) -- United States, United States, United States. -- Air Force -- Parachute troops, United States. -- Air Force -- Search and rescue operations
title_display Guardian Angel : life and death adventures with Pararescue, the world's most powerful commando rescue force
title_full Guardian Angel : life and death adventures with Pararescue, the world's most powerful commando rescue force / William F. Sine, Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret.), Guardian angel : life and death adventures with Pararescue, the world's most powerful commando rescue force [electronic resource] / William F. Sine
title_short Guardian Angel :
title_sub life and death adventures with Pararescue, the world's most powerful commando rescue force
topic_facet Aeronautics, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military, Electronic books, HISTORY / Military / Special Forces, History, Military Personnel, Parachute troops, Search and rescue operations, Sine, William F, Special forces (Military science)