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eBook Keeping the Promise: The Story of MIA Jerry Elliott, a Family Shattered by His Disappearance, and a Sister's 40-Year Search for the Truth ePub

by Donna E. Elliott

eBook Keeping the Promise: The Story of MIA Jerry Elliott, a Family Shattered by His Disappearance, and a Sister's 40-Year Search for the Truth ePub
Author: Donna E. Elliott
Language: English
ISBN: 1555716709
ISBN13: 978-1555716707
Publisher: Hellgate Press; 1 edition (June 1, 2010)
Pages: 336
Category: Leaders & Notable People
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 156
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ISBN: 1555716709; Издательство: L&R Publishing. In the midst of the enemy, Jerry Elliott jumped from his gunner's seat to rescue fellow Black Cat soldiers, and simply vanished.

ISBN: 1555716709; Издательство: L&R Publishing. On January 21, 1968, the 282nd AHC was on a mission to support . troops under siege in Khe Sanh village when the lead helicopter was shot down by the North Vietnamese. The military listed him as Missing In Action MIA a hellish classification that provides neither comfort nor closure to those back home. Officially designated as 'Case 1000' by the Department of Defense, Jerry's.

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Author: Donna E. Elliott. A Promise is for Keeping.

On January 21, 1968, the 282nd AHC was on a mission to support .

On January 21, 1968, the 282nd AHC was on a mission to support . The military listed him as Missing In Action-MIA-a hellish classification that provides neither comfort nor closure to those back home.

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On January 21, 1968, the 282nd AHC was on a mission to support U.S. troops under siege in Khe Sanh village when the lead helicopter was shot down by the North Vietnamese. In the midst of the enemy, Jerry Elliott jumped from his gunner's seat to rescue fellow Black Cat soldiers, and simply vanished. The military listed him as Missing In Action-MIA-a hellish classification that provides neither comfort nor closure to those back home.Officially designated as "Case 1000" by the Department of Defense, Jerry's fate is still uncertain, despite a determined quest for the truth by his younger sister, Donna. Frustrated at nearly every turn by the POW/MIA bureaucracy, she stoically continues the search-one that has taken her from Washington, D.C. to Vietnam and back again.Keeping the Promise is a bittersweet tale of a sister's unending dedication to do just that-keep the promise made to her brother, to the families of the POW/MIAs, and most importantly, to those left behind in Southeast Asia: We won't stop until every last man has the fullest possible accounting.
Ishnjurus
I purchased this because I have the POW bracelet of Billy D Hill. He went missing the same time that Jerry Elliott did. This book is well written by Jerry's forever loving sister Donna. It tells in the most heartfelt way the story of a down home American family and the strains and tragedy that a war thousands of miles away caused. It is an emotionally tough read at times and difficult not to get chocked up. It is a true American tragedy.

This book tells the whole story of war, not just the glamorized Hollywood version. This book tells of the backhanded political deals and lies told by the Government to keep things quiet.

Donna is an amazing women and a women of true strength and courage. She has never stopped looking for not only her brother Jerry, but also the rest of the young men that are listed as MIA from the Vietnam war. I for one am very grateful for all of her efforts. I have had the pleasure of speaking with Donna through email and in a way she is hero.
Kirizan
I felt such sympathy for Donna as she tried to keep her family together. I can't imagine the betrayal she must have dealing with the government red tape. A lesser woman would have been crushed.
Ionzar
An insightful book for anyone who lived through the Vietnam era. This is also a beautiful read that shows the love of a younger sister for her big brother.
I knew families of soldiers that were MIA in that war and as I read Donna's story it amazed me that apparently all the families of those missing had such a difficult time getting any information from our government. And it seems that nothing has changed yet. She went through so many family crisis's that arose from her brother's plight, and the fact that she kept going when she had so many good reasons to stop her search, is a real testament to her love for her brother. I cannot recommend this book enough. It is well written. You will live her story as you read it. You will not forget it.
Lightbinder
This was a fascinating story about the effects of the Vietnam War on one family. I admire Ms.Elliott's persistence, dedication and commitment to her lost brother. In the harshet of circumstances, she was able to dig deep and continue her mission.

Her brother's time in the war took a terrible toll on her family but somehow she was able to find her mission in this tragedy. I really enjoyed reading this book.
Kulwes
I read this book because I have attended two Run for the Walls, and Rolling Thunder Memorial Day Events; and, to understand what my father, a 33 year-lifer in the Army, went through. He served in WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam... but very rarely talked about his experiences. I later learned that this is something people do when they experience great pain... they don't want to talk about it. I picked up Donna Elliott's book at an honoring celebration of Viet Nam Vets, "LZ Lambeau" in Green Bay, Wisc., May 2010.
This is the story of a single mother's love for her brother and her family, and her 40 year search for him, Jerry. This is a story of the MIA/POW's movement to account for the missing, and how the US government has forgotten our soldiers, left them behind, and then covered it up; failing on the promise they [our government] give the soldiers when they enlist: "...the Government will use every practical means to contact, support, and gain release for you and for all other prisoners of war" (p.111). It's a story how a MIA/Missing in Action status deeply effects the living; the anger, confusion, pain, and ambivalence from the non-closure. And this is a mystery story. When Jerry Elliott's helicopter was shot down, the U.S military classified him as dead, but there is no body. Is he alive? Does Donna find him? (I won't tell!)
It helps tremendously that the author spent some time in the military, herself. I'm sure this allowed her more insight, and camaraderie among the soldiers in her quest when she returned to Viet Nam. She's able to explain a lot of the military jargon to her readers.
Many survivors of trauma experience a lifelong sadness, and sometimes guilt for surviving, wondering why they lived although their buddies died. In the story of one such guy, Donna gives him peace of mind by reminding him that, "You must have had a greater purpose to fulfill." The survivor/soldier was able to bury his pain and place it in the pine box during a "Run for the Wall" ceremony honoring Jerry at the Viet Nam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. [p. 221]
I also like the book because the writer explains PTSD/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [p.230], a side-effect of war. And she explains the hardships our soldiers go through while at war. I have visited, yet never understood the full meaning of the Vietnam Women's Memorial (in Washington, DC) until now. Donna explains ".. The brass sculpture depicted three uniformed women with a wounded soldier... (the) 3rd female soldier looked toward the sky for a `dustoff' medical chopper that would carry the wounded to safety" [p.225]. The computer's Wikipedia only partially explains the statue 's meaning describing the three women as nurses named Hope, Faith, and Charity.
Donna Elliott's story is a vivid reminder that while many of us were participating in anti-war demonstrations in the 60s & 70s; there were young people [and a few lifers] in Viet Nam who believed they were fighting to protect our freedoms. This is something we should not forget.
I highly recommend the book, Keeping the Promise. It's easy to read, and has a lot to teach us.//pd
Talrajas
Jerry Elliott and I were in the same outfit in Vietnam but a couple of years apart. I was a helicopter mechanic so was not involved in any of the fighting. Being a Vietnam Veteran I thought it was a very good book kind of hard to keep track of all the people and what happened to them but that's probably just me. She did a very good job of telling all the problems of Jerry being MIA caused and they were hart wrenching problems too.
Miromice
I laughed, cried, and became angry reading this incredible story. My wish for Donna Elliott and all of the other families of POW/MIA is to have a true accounting. It seems surreal that the military and governments continue to play politics with the families of POW/MIAs. I highly recommend this book to everyone! The truth is out there and hopefully it will be told. It took strength to write this book and I hope that others who are going through the same ordeal with find some comfort in knowing they are not alone.
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