Synopses & Reviews
Whispering Death . . . is a shattering account of an eighteen-year old aviator from the streets of America to Vietnam, into the Macomb world of a Secret War run by the CIA, fought with clandestine forces, the Hmong hill people, and a vast and varied air armada.
This is a book that must be read . . . I highly recommend this book for knowledge of how the Secret War in Laos was fought and why we owe the Hmong so much.
Harry C. Aderholt - Brigadier General USAF, Ret.
A superb tale of aviation adventure in the combat skies of Southeast Asia woven with extraordinary skill. Discover the Hmong hill tribesmen of Laos to be courageous, freedom-loving fighters. Read the first-hand accounts of their struggle and exodus after being abandoned by their American ally. This is a gripping, personal story from a new perspective. A must-read for fans of military aviation during the Vietnam War era.
Larry Sanborn - Raven FAC - call sign: Sandy
. . . Our Journey with the Hmong in the Secret War for Laos shadows the struggle of the Lao-Hmong people, who chose to ally with the Americans in their Secret War, suffered the brutality of combat for over a decade, and then endured the ultimate betrayal of the American government.
One of the most comprehensive and fascinating books ever written about America's most covert war. It embodies the desperate fight for freedom these Americans and Hmong faced together, bound as eternal brothers and sisters. And in the end how an American government left my people to die alone.
Yang Chee, President, Lao-Hmong American Coalition