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COMBAT STORIES FROM Vietnam

Ed Zielinski | 129th Assault Helicopter Company, 1st Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade

9:29   |   He was days from going home so helicopter pilot Ed Zielinski had an easy resupply mission with a green co-pilot. They were done and heading back when the mayday call came in. Two Cobra pilots were down and fighting for their lives. He turned to the rookie and said, "OK, we're going to the war." (Caution:Coarse language)

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