Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: Warriors Publishing Group (May 19, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
This book is for heroes. Dustoff 7-3 tells the true story of four unlikely heroes in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan, where medics are forced to descend on wires to reach the wounded and helicopter pilots must fight wind, weather, and enemy fire to pluck casualties from some of the world’s most difficult combat arenas. Complete opposites thrown together, cut off, and outnumbered, Chief Warrant Officer Erik Sabiston and his flight crew answered the call in a race against time, not to take lives—but to save them. The concept of evacuating wounded soldiers by helicopter developed in the Korean War and became a staple during the war in Vietnam where heroic, unarmed chopper crews flew vital missions known to the grateful grunts on the ground as Dustoffs. The crew of Dustoff 7-3 carried on that heroic tradition, flying over a region that had seen scores of American casualties, known among veterans as the Valley of Death. At the end of Operation Hammer Down, they had rescued 14 soldiers, made three critical supply runs, recovered two soldiers killed in action, and nearly died. It took all of three days.
Also available in audiobook:
You want to know what the phrase “courage under fire” is really all about? Read Erik Sabiston’s Dustoff 7-3.
–John Weisman, 7-Time New York Times bestselling author of “KBL”
Erik Sabiston and the crew of Dust Off 7-3 are real-deal American heroes. – Scott MacTavish Author of Battle Ready & director of MURPH: The Protector
An engaging and thrilling insight into the world of US Army MEDEVAC’s in Afghanistan. Erik does a wonderful job detailing the dangerous calls and the bravery demonstrated by not only the medics but the fearless pilots.
Marty Katz – Producer of Titanic & The Great Raid
I used to wonder who those angels were that flew into our most hellish moments in combat, those men and women who would risk everything to save us or at least return our dead. After reading Dustoff 7-3, now I know.
MAJ (Ret.) Rusty Bradley – Author, “Lions of Kandahar”
“Your book was a rare treat – a tribute to those who wear the uniform. Well done shipmate!” – Stephen Coonts – 17-Time NY Times bestselling author of “Flight of the Intruder”