For My Vietnam veterans http://www.attorneyforveterans.com/lawyer-attorney-1325495.html, First God Bless you and may you enjoy this sent from the wife of a brave helicopter pilot:
a.. Once you are in the fight, it is way too late to wonder if this is a good idea.
b.. It is a fact that helicopter tail rotors are instinctively drawn toward trees, stumps, rocks, etc. While it may be possible to ward off this natural event some of the time, it cannot, despite the best efforts of the crew, always be prevented. It's just what they do.
c.. NEVER get into a fight without more ammunition than the other guy.
d.. The engine RPM and the rotor RPM must BOTH be kept in the GREEN. Failure to heed this commandment can affect the morale of the crew.
e.. Cover your Buddy, so he can be around to cover for you.
f.. Decisions made by someone above you in the chain-of-command will seldom be in your best interest.
g.. The terms Protective Armor and Helicopter are mutually exclusive.
h.. Sometimes, being good and lucky still is not enough.
i.. "Chicken Plates" are not something you order in a restaurant
.j.. If everything is as clear as a bell, and everything is going exactly as planned, you're about to be surprised.