• About the book, Mission of Honor

    Mission of Honor by Jim Crigler

Most of us never get to test ourselves in combat.

As a UH-1 Helicopter pilot flying in the jungle highlands of South Vietnam, Warrant Officer Jim Crigler and the men he flew with were tested daily. Coming of age in the late 1960s and early 1970s was challenging for most young men of that era.  Throw in drugs, free love, draft notices, the Vietnam War and a country deeply divided, and you have one of the most important books of this genre.

This true story is a raw, bold, introspective autobiography where the author openly wrestles with his personal moral dilemma to find meaning and purpose in his life.  He calls it his “Mission of Honor.”

Jim Crigler, Author

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What people are saying about the book Misson of Honor

“Crigler’s journey to becoming an Army combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam makes for a fascinating story. Well worth a read!”

– Joseph L. GallowayVietnam War Correspondent UPI and Co-author of books,
We Were Soldiers Once...and Young, We Are Soldiers Still, and Triumph Without Victory: A History of the Persian Gulf War

“I would proudly serve as Jim’s ‘Right Seat’ and fly through the Gates of Hell!”

– LTC Forrest R. “Frosty” Price (RET, US Army Aviation)

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  • We were 10 minutes out from a very hot LZ. I knew the crew was nervous so I handed my camera to the crew chief and said “take my picture as I want to remember what I looked like scared shitless”. We all laughed. It eased the tension. He took this picture.

  • Augie Bailey and Jim Crigler ready to take off on combat missions

  • Gunner, Augie, Crew Chief kidding around after missions

  • Sp4 Montana Norman and Jim Crigler on Down time waiting for missions

  • Flying formation over Vietnam

  • Taking a break as a newbie pilot with the Air Cavalry

Proceeds of book sales raised during the trip will be donated to American Huey 369.