Patrick Brady was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions near Chu Lai, South Vietnam in January, 1968. During the Vietnam war the chances of surviving being wounded on the battle field were better than the chances of surviving a car crash in the US. The reason for such survival rates was the helicopter evacuation operation known as "Dust Off". As a Dust Off pilot Patrick Brady wasn't just an exceptional helicopter pilot he was an exception among exceptions. One January day he flew 4 separate sets of missions in thick fog to evacuate wounded soldiers under direct enemy fire.
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