Basher Five Two

The second was to evade the enemy. The third was to make radio contact and get myself rescued. I knew that survival didn't always mean evading the enemy. If you were seriously hurt and were going to die without prompt medical attention, ...

Author: Scott O'Grady

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 9780307764966

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady was shot down in his F-16 over Bosnia while helping to keep the peace. The plane exploded, and Captain O'Grady fell 5 miles to the ground below. In exciting detail, Captain O'Grady tells how he evaded capture and how, with little water and no food, he was able to survive on his own in enemy territory. This is a thrilling look at an American hero--a hero not because the captain survived, but because of the skill, faith, and courage he displayed and the duty he fulfilled as a member of the armed forces.

What Made Me Who I Am

I tried to make contact every hour, and I listened to my frequencies to see if anybody was trying to contact me. I'd call out, “Anyone, Basher Five Two,” hoping somebody would hear me. I didn't hear anything back until the third night, ...

Author: Bernie Swain

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 9781682610015

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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Starting a business is a wonderfully naïve venture. Only a fortunate few will survive--and very few of those who thrive will have something special to say about failure, success, and leadership. Bernie Swain is one of those few very fortunate people. He quit his job in 1980 to start a lecture agency with his wife and a friend. By the end of their first rocky year--just as his savings were running out--Swain's first revenues trickled in. He began signing every speaker with a handshake; this proved to be the hallmark of trust that helped accelerate the company's growth. Years later, his roster of speakers would be the greatest in history since America's first agency represented a host of notables such as Mark Twain, Susan B. Anthony, and Frederick Douglass. The best of Swain's fortunes turned out to be the speakers themselves because these remarkable leaders had become his personal friends. What Made Me Who I Am captures the leadership transformations of 34 of those friends--from Doris Kearns Goodwin to Colin Powell, Terry Bradshaw to Tom Brokaw, and Tony Blair to Dave Barry. This assembly of people defines a generation. What were their most powerful influences? Defining moments? Decisions that contributed the most to their character and accomplishments? Swain captures answers to these questions and more in an inspiring, practical collection of true-life stories for leaders today. What Made Me Who I Am is also a terrific gift book for graduates and others who are just starting out in life.

Beyond Hell and Back

Basher FiveTwo...” And again, a cautious Hanford responded, “Understand you are Basher FiveTwo. ThisisBasher OneOne on Alpha.” “BINGO. BINGO.” It was the onboard computer. Though its digitizedsoprano voice was pleasant, itsmessage was ...

Author: Dwight Jon Zimmerman

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466858428

Category: History

Page: 320

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An inside look at seven of the most harrowing and significant Special Operations missions ever. Courage beyond reason. Loyalty beyond faith. Perseverance in the face of overwhelming adversity. These are just some of the qualities of the members of the U.S. Special Operation Forces. BEYOND HELL AND BACK details the seven defining Special Ops missions that have made the Special Operation Forces the best fighting unit in the world, including: *THE RESCUE OF BAT-21: The largest and longest Combat Search and Rescue mission in the Vietnam War lasted 17 days and cost the lives of 13 Americans—all to rescue one man and the invaluable knowledge he alone possessed. * TASK FORCE NORMANDY: Planned in secrecy and executed with flawless efficiency, Task Force Normandy was an Army/Air Force Special Operations joint op that fired the opening shots behind enemy lines in Operation Desert Storm. *OPERATION EAGLE CLAW: The devastating Special Forces operation mounted to retrieve 52 American hostages in Iran resulted in the deaths of eight members of the rescue team. This failure ultimately led to the creation of Special Operations Command. *BASHER 52: Captain Scott O'Grady was shot down over the "no fly" zone above Bosnia, and his daring rescue was one of the Marine Corps' finest operations ever. These are a few of the dramatic true tales that represent the defining moments that helped shape the operational methods, planning, and deployment for all future Special Ops missions. BEYOND HELL AND BACK is the greatest collection of Spec Ops missions ever assembled.

What s Right about America

The second one didn't. ... A radio exchange ensued between the two: “This is Basher Five Two...I'm alive! ... Two Super Stal‐lion helicopters from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit landed within fifty yards of O'Grady's hiding place.

Author: Kay Granger

Publisher: WND Books

ISBN: 9780977898404

Category: History

Page: 149

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What's Right About America provides a fresh, lively take on the evolution of American values, and why they matter today more than ever. Rep. Granger is ideally suited to write a book that speaks to American ideals, and how this country strives -- sometimes in fits and starts -- to meet the high standards set by the Founding Fathers. A former teacher, Rep. Granger sits on both the House Defense Appropriations and Education Subcommittees. She's keenly aware that the threats and challenges we face abroad and at home make it imperative that young people in particular understand what makes the United States unique -- and why that uniqueness is worth preserving. Each chapter of What's Right About America brings to life American values -- compassion, responsibility, justice, and the belief in progress -- as embodied in the stories of great Americans such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Neil Armstrong and Rosa Parks. Rep. Granger shows how their momentous actions brought out not just the best in themselves, but in others -- though sometimes at a high cost.

Great Wartime Escapes and Rescues

Leading the flight of F-16s that day was Robert “Wilbur” Wright, callsign Basher Five-One. O'Grady's call sign was Basher Five-Two. They took off at 1:15 p.m., and the mission seemed to involve just another routine flight.

Author: David W. Mills

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440859168

Category: History

Page: 237

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Students, military historians, and casual readers will all find this compelling collection useful in learning about escape strategies, hostage situations, and rescue operations during times of conflict. • Provides readers with a global collection of wartime rescues and escapes • Offers a broad review of rescues and escapes from multiple conflicts across history • Includes engaging sidebars that augment the entries • Provides readers with an extensive resource list for further reading

A Family of Readers

By the end of Basher Five-Two, the reader will have learned not only how to test a leaf for edibility but also how to make sense of the F-16 console, how to strip flight uniforms of all identifying insignia (and why), how to refuel a ...

Author: Martha V. Parravano

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9780763662172

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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Two of the most trusted reviewers in the field join with top authors, illustrators, and critics in a definitive guide to choosing books for children—and nurturing their love of reading. A FAMILY OF READERS is the definitive resource for parents interested in enriching the reading lives of their children. It’s divided into four sections: 1. Reading to Them: Choosing and sharing board books and picture books with babies and very young children. 2. Reading with Them: Launching the new reader with easy readers and chapter books. 3. Reading on Their Own: Exploring what children read—and how they read—by genre and gender. 4. Leaving Them Alone: Respecting the reading privacy of the young adult. Roger Sutton knows how and why children read. He must, as the editor in chief of THE HORN BOOK, which since 1924 has been America’s best source for reviews of books for young readers. But for many parents, selecting books for their children can make them feel lost. Now, in this essential resource, Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano, executive editor at the magazine, offer thoughtful essays that consider how books are read to (and then by) young people. They invite such leading authors and artists as Maurice Sendak, Katherine Paterson, Margaret Mahy, and Jon Scieszka, as well as a selection of top critics, to add their voices about the genres they know best. The result is an indispensable readers’ companion to everything from wordless board books to the most complex and daring young adult novels.

The F 16 Fighting Falcon Multinational Weapon System 1972 to 2019

Captain O'Grady endured while surviving for five days and being rescued. An excellent account of the incident was written by Captain Scott O'Grady in the book Basher Five-Two. On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, terrorists in two hijacked ...

Author: Herbert A. Hutchinson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796082081

Category: History

Page: 458

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This book starts with an overlap of the period from 1963 to 1975, described in final chapters of the “Inside History of the USAF Lightweight Fighters, 1900 to 1975”. The next major portion of this book then describes the Transition Contract to “missionize” the General Dynamics YF-16 and Northrop YF-17 designs into a USAF Air Combat Fighter (ACF) and also to “navalize” both ACF designs for potential procurement as the USN Air Combat Fighter (NACF). The latter portion of this book describes the early F-16 Full Scale Development activities and then describes the numerous Block changes made to increase the capabilities of the production F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. In the concluding chapter is captured the very purpose for the development of “the fighter pilot’s fighter” – the use of the F-16 in operations world-wide. The F-16 Fighting Falcon Multinational Weapon System became the cornerstone of the fighter inventories of over 25 free-world countries for the past forty years and remains in their future plans for a few decades. F-16C/D service life extensions and upgrades continue to be made.

Literature Connections to American History 7 12

... 948 Belva Lockwood Wins Her Case , 277 Barred from the Bar : A History of Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia , Women and the Legal Profession , 787 The Baseball Hall of Shame : Young Fans Edition , 1552 Basher Five - Two , 1597 Bataan ...

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563085038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 644

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Lists titles categorized by time periods and includes an annotated bibliography divided by format type

Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence

Basher five - two : The true story of fighter pilot captain Scott O'Grady . New York : Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers . Developed by Cindy Van Horn . Figure 4.1 . ( continued ) overweight personal information Events of ...

Author: Brenda Smith Myles

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 0967251494

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The authors give an overview of those characteristics of AS that make adolescence particularly challenging and difficult. Central to the book is a detailed discussion of strategies and supports necessary to ensure a successful school experience for students with AS at the middle and secondary levels.

GPS Declassified

He pressed the button and whispered his call sign, “Basher Five-Two,” but all he heard was static. O'Grady steeled himself for the possibility that he might have to spend days or weeks evading capture. He was the second Going ...

Author: Richard D. Easton

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612344096

Category: History

Page: 328

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GPS Declassified examines the development of GPS from its secret, Cold War military roots to its emergence as a worldwide consumer industry. Drawing on previously unexplored documents, the authors examine how military rivalries influenced the creation of GPS and shaped public perceptions about its origin. Since the United States' first program to launch a satellite in the late 1950s, the nation has pursued dual paths into space-one military and secret, the other scientific and public. Among the many commercial spinoffs this approach has produced, GPS arguably boasts the greatest impact on our.