This paperback edition photo-book is a presentation of the combat role of the smokeship,Pollution IV, its ilk, its crew, and the combat Assault Helicopter Company it protected during combat actions in Viet Nam.
42 pages, 169 combat photographs, under 5000 words.
The story is also available in all Ebook formats in the Ebook section.
Best Photo-Book about Smokeships ever published!
Of course, it is a one of a kind and no one has ever written or done any photo journal like this one that filmmaker/author and artist extraordinary Brain Wizard has created. We are talking about “Smokeships Always Leading the Way” photo-book, - a truly historic and informative look at something that few have even heard about let alone seen any photos of in action.
There are many great photos in this book from his award winning film – some of which have been on display in the Smithsonian in Washington DC. The photos of the author capturing enemy flags are truly something very special. This book is an education and is something that captures a piece of The Vietnam War that just a very few old combat veterans know about and remember.
I saw these smokeships in action on several occasions myself when flying with the 128th Assault helicopter Company – and they saved lives! Throwing down smoke screens so our Hueys could land in the LZ and drop off ground troops. The screens provided cover for them as they scrambled from the helicopters by masking where they were.
After you read this book and savor its photos – you might then wish to see the video that they were taken from. It is a blood chilling rush of pure adrenaline ! I love this book and totally recommend buying a copy!
W. H McDonald Jr. Founder of the Military Writer’s Society of America Author, award winning poet, artist, minister, advocate for veteran’s issues
Brian Wizard's, "Smokeships Always Leading Way" Winner! Best military photo book of 2013 Awarded by Stars and Flags in Branson, Mo. Veterans Day.