LOW LEVEL HELL: A SCOUT PILOT IN THE BIG RED ONE. From the Cambodian border to the Iron Triangle. 'Perhaps the finest work on Vietnam's helicopter war ever written. I could not put it down'____Frank Cambria, CIB Media.
LOW LEVEL HELL: A Scout Pilot in the Big Red One. by Hugh Mills Jr. with Robert A. Anderson. Veteran scout pilot Hugh Mills memoir puts you in the cockpit of his OH-6 'Loach' as he and the other "Outcasts," as these intrepid aviators were known, ranged the skies of Vietnam from the Cambodian border to the Iron Triangle, flying low and slow, the aerial eyes of the division... often flying at tree top level or lower following trails and footprints. Heavy action with the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam.
pages; map; 28 photos.
"Mills has captured the realities of a select group of aviators who shot craps with death on every mission." ?R.S. Maxham, Director of the U.S. Army Aviation Museum
The aeroscouts of the 1st Infantry Division had three words emblazoned on their unit patch: Low Level Hell. It was then and continues today as the perfect concise definition of what these intrepid aviators experienced as they ranged the skies of Vietnam from the Cambodian border to the Iron Triangle. The Outcasts, as they were known, flew low and slow, aerial eyes of the division in search of the enemy. Too often for longevity?s sake they found the Viet Cong and the fight was on. These young pilots (ages 19-22) literally "invented" the book as they went along.
Hugh L. Mills, Jr. served two tours in Vietnam as a scout platoon leader and one as a AH-1 Cobra gunship pilot. He and his wife Sharyn live in Kansas City, Missouri.