On June 2, 1995, U.S. Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady was helping enforce the NATO no-fly zone in the skies over Bosnia when a Soviet-made antiaircraft missle slammed into his F-16. With the aircraft exploding around him, O'Grady desperately grabbed his ejection handle and pulled. Five miles up and traveling at 350 miles per hour, O'Grady had escaped certain death. But his ordeal was just beginning.
Return with Honor is the incredible true-life thriller of one man's fierce struggle to survive in the hostile territory of war-torn Bosnia, told in his own words. For six days and nights Scott O'Grady eluded the Bosnian Serbs who relentlessly hunted him. At times his pursuers stood five feet from his hiding places, guns at the ready, listening for the slightest sound.
I have read this book twice, hate to see it go, but it is too good not to share. An Awesome read!
"Return with Honor" by Captain Scott O'Grady. I loved this book and recommend it to anyone.
I love true stories and this one gets a 5 out of 5 for me. Has all the elements, suspense, danger, heroism, faith and a magnificent ending. An Airforce pilot shot down over Bosnia by Serbs writes to tell his survivor story. Excellent book. Loved it. Pages that meant something to me included:
Page 116 quote para 3 last line, quote" Never much of a believer in miracles, I filed the story away. end quote. He is referring to the story about the vision of Mary in Medjugorje.
Page 116 Starting again on para 4, quote " But on the afternoon of my third day in Bosnia, I prayed to the Mother of Medjugorje. Before long I felt a definite presence. It grew more and more vivid, until I could see it, shimmering in my mind's eye. Its hard to put into words but I saw the vision through feeling it, and the feeling was very warm and good.The international chorus welled up again, praying for my safe return. I cant tell you how important that vision was to me It gave me the courage to go on." end quote.
Page 140 para 5 Quote, " I moved in with the Ewings, some longtime family friends. Their son Greg was living in Seattle, so I stayed in his bedroom. Once I woke up at two in the morning and knew I wasnt alone. There was a presence in the room. An incrdibly powerful presence-an evil presence. It was a web of hatred and deceit and connivery. It was darker than the night; it was a moral black hole. I wasnt afraid. Somehow I knew that the presence wasnt out to harm me. It aimed for something more despicable-to entice me, to recruit me. It was as if I had to make a choice, then and there, as to which path my life would take. It wasnt a hard choice." Jesus Christ is my Lord" I prayed, " and I denounce evil and all its doings." The presence vanished, like a gust of foul wind." End quote.
These references make this book more real to me and serve to warn all of us that life is a choice and each decision has consequences and will produce either good or evil in our lives. I hope you choose Jesus, as Scott O'Grady did. As I have. Because life is short and theres so much to do! This story is what Christianity is all about. To choose God to live out your life in reverent service to Him and then to face Him in heaven one day. Read this book it is filled with spine tingling adventure.God bless you.
ON SCREEN TEXT: In 1973, the Paris Peace Accords were signed, ending America's longest conflict, The Vietnam War. Four hundred and sixty-two American airmen held as prisoners of war in North Vietnam were released. This is their story told in their own words.
Return to Honor is the true-life story of U.S. Air Force Captain
Scott O' Grady's fight to survive and be rescued after being shot
down over Bosnia in 1995.This is a story of courage, faith and
Midwest Book Review
Return With Honor is the incredible story of U. S. Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady, who, while helping enforce the NATO No-Fly Zone in Bosnia, managed to survive a missile impact at 27,000 feet and then elude the relentless pursuit of the Bosnian Serbs. An inspiring tale of courage, faith, and patriotism. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.