Mark Garrison flew hundreds of missions for the 119th Assault Helicopter Company, stationed in the Central Highlands at Camp Holloway in Pleiku, Vietnam. He was awarded twenty-five Air Medals, four campaign Bronze Stars, and The Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. The Vietnam War vet recently shared a pretty amazing video with Reddit's /r/history community. On March 30th 1969, the helicopter pilot was almost shot down while attempting to rescue a group of U.S. Infantry soldiers surrounded by thousands of enemy troops. Shortly after he wrote a book about his experiences, Garrison discovered a 47-year-old audio recording of the mission.
Want to know more? You can listen to the full audio recording here.
Feature image courtesy of Mark Garrison via Facebook