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About Matt Jackson
Born into a Navy Submarine Family, I traveled the world as a child. Since I was born in 1947 and until 1993, every three years I moved to a new location as a military brat and as a service member. Enlisted in the Army in 1968 after two worthless years of college and became an Army helicopter pilot serving for 18 months in Vietnam. Was promoted to a commissioned officer while serving in Vietnam and stayed on active duty until 1993. In that time I commanded rifle companies at Fort Lewis Washington and Anchorage Alaska where I commanded an airborne company. Highlight of my career was commanding an air assault infantry battalion during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. The Army sent me back to college to finish my bachelors degree and later working on my own, two master degrees. Once I retired I went into private business and finally retired in 2015. My wife has been with me for 51 years now and I have two sons, both Army officers who rose up through the ranks like their grandfather and me.
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…against the weight of American military might?
Tanks, armored personnel carriers, helicopters, paratroopers, and amphibious assault vehicles mobilize to bring the pain for Operation Desert Storm.
Will Saddam use chemical and biological weapons to try and even the score?
The mighty guns of the USS Iowa and Wisconsin support one final amphibious assault. Will their 36-inch, 2,000-pound shells shatter the Iraqi defenses and open the way for the Marines?
The largest tank battle since World War II is brewing.
What if America didn’t stop in southern Iraq?
Abrams battle tanks chase the Republican Guard to the outskirts of Baghdad. Could now be the time for a civilian uprising? Will Saddam be deposed, and the ruling Baath Party come to an end?
You’ll love this gripping conclusion to the Crisis in the Desert series because it will keep you turning the pages until the very last moment.
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…American troops are in contact…
The UH-1H helicopter swoops in to bail them out…
…Tracer fire everywhere, the windshield shatters, the door gunners returning fire…
Will Colonel Cory’s helicopter be able to rescue the pinned down soldiers?
Undaunted Valor is the first hand account of helicopter pilot, Colonel Dan Cory as he flies combat missions in the jungles of Vietnams. From dodging enemy ground fire and RPGs, to constant mortar and rocket attacks on his base, Colonel Cory stared down the enemy to bring his fellow soldiers’ home.
Join Colonel Cory as he recounts some of the most intense helicopter and ground combat of the Vietnam war from the eyes of a man who spent two combat tours there. From being shot down by enemy fire, to leading his air crew to repel an enemy assault, Colonel Cory’s firsthand accounts of the Vietnam War are awe inspiring. Awarded the Silver Star, and two Bronze Stars for Valor, Cory’s hair-raising accounts of what it was like to fly over the Jungles of Vietnam will make you feel as if you are right there with him.
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Praise for Undaunted Valor – “If you ever wanted to know what it’s like to fly a helicopter in combat or what goes through the minds of those who do, you have to read this book. Incredible story of an American Hero!” – Author James Rosone of the Red Storm Series
…hadn’t stopped with Kuwait?
Project 19 might have worked.
No one knows how close Iraq came to invading Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. They wanted their money, and Saddam wanted revenge. In a world where the USSR ran a lend-lease program with the Iraqis, Saddam felt emboldened.
He’d convince the world that he was just bringing their 19th province back into the fold.
With an oil war going on, the Soviets threw their hats into the ring behind Iraq. If they’d had all the latest in equipment, the 100 hours war wouldn’t be so easily fought.
It could have changed history.
Would the Americans ultimately decide that this was a problem for the Arab nations to work out amongst themselves?
Would the stakes change?
How would Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm have turned out?
You’ll love this alternate history novel. It’s well-researched and will make you ask what might have been.
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Saudi Arabia has fallen…
…as America fights to hold on.
Saddam declares this the “Mother of all Wars.”
Iraq controls twenty-five percent of the world’s daily oil output. Prices soar as the Soviet Union moves to fill the void. The world’s first oil war has begun and wreaked havoc on global trade.
Fighting around Medina and the Islamic Holy sites turns medieval.
Memories of World War I trench warfare return. Will the 101st Airborne be able to stop the Republican Guard from throwing America and the remnants of the Saudi Army into the Red Sea?
High above the skies of the desert, Iraqi MiG-29s, flown by Soviet advisors, battle against F-15s and F-14s for supremacy of the skies.
Egypt deploys its military to join forces with Great Britain and the US to hold the line in Oman. King Abdullah of Jordan rallies to the Haus of Saud, increasing Arab legitimacy to remove Saddam.
Desert Shield kicks off in earnest. America deploys the largest contingent of forces abroad since the Vietnam War.
The world holds its breath as more than one million soldiers prepare to clash.
You’ll love this second book in the Crisis in the Desert series as we look at a war that could have been.
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Tracer fire streaked through the sky like angry bolts of lightning…
…Metal crunched and the helicopter shook.
Smoke and flames began to fill the aircraft. They were going to crash…
Major Adams flew low over the treetops in his Huey, expertly dodging enemy ground fire until his helicopter was shot down. On Firebase 6, 1st Lieutenant Brian Thacker fought desperately to provide the besieged men the time they needed to retreat. They had to get into the helicopters before they were overrun by the North Vietnamese.
Will the calls for artillery fire be enough to turn the tide of this battle?
Will Lieutenant Thacker or Major Adams survive? Join Lieutenant Dan Cory as he returns to Vietnam with his old unit, flying north from Lai Khe to Dak To.
Undaunted Valor recounts the battle that took place on Firebases 5 and 6 in Dak To that resulted in two men receiving the Medal of Honor.
Matt Jackson recounts some of the most intense helicopter and ground combat action of the Vietnam war from the eyes of a man who spent two combat tours there. His accounts reveal the dedication the helicopter crews had to each other and the grunts they supported. Awarded the Silver Star for his own actions in the battle, Matt brings a realism to this long-forgotten battle that continues to play out in the minds of those who fought it.
If you love heart-pounding action, visceral battles, and true tales of heroism, grab your copy of Undaunted Valor today.
“We all go into Laos together and we all come out of Laos together”
“ I am on Fire and going down…tell my family I loved them…”
(The above are actual quotes from pilots in the battle.)
Undaunted Valor, Lam Son 719 is a novel based on an accurate account of the bravery and dedication of helicopter crews, consisting of mostly teen agers and young officers flying under the most intense combat conditions since WWII. US Army and Marine Corps helicopters flew South Vietnamese ground forces fifty miles into Laos to interdict the Ho Chi Minh Trail in hopes of providing time for the South Vietnamese to take over the fight and allow American forces to come home. Fly with the men of the 223rd, 14th and 101st Aviation Group as they press the attack at the cost of aircraft being blown out of the sky.
Although Lam Son 719 was a military failure for its intended purpose, it was a victory for Army aviation and the employment of helicopters on the battlefield into the 21st Century. The lessons learned from this one action, set the stage for the development of todays Army Aviation.
Follow Colonel Cory as he recounts some of the most intense helicopter and ground combat of the Vietnam war from the eyes of the man who spent two combat tours there. The accounts reveal the dedication helicopter crews had for each other and their desire for mission accomplishment. Awarded the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross and two Air Medals for Valor, Colonel Jacksons’ hair-raising accounts of what it was like to fly in this environment will make you feel as if you are right there with him.
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