"One Full Trip around the Sun" is a dramatic and suspenseful story of a young man's journey flying helicopters during the Vietnam War, from May 1968 through May 1969. Both historical and deeply personal, this book shares the intensity, horror, sadness, and even joy from the events that took place during the time it takes the Earth to make one full trip around the Sun.
Vietnam veteran Glenn W. Herpst shares his experiences as a young Army Warrant Officer helicopter pilot as he makes his way to the Vietnam War. Through vivid and rich storytelling, he chronicles his adventures from the departure from his hometown to his arrival in Vietnam.
Readers will develop an understanding of what it was like to live and fly with the men and soldiers of the 116th Assault Helicopter Company "Hornets". Throughout the story, you will meet other members of the unit and come to understand their trials and tribulations as young flyers in an ongoing war. You will be with these men through their long days and nights from May 1968 through May 1969. They will live, grow, hurt, and die. And those who make it to the end of their tour, will return to a much different world from the one they left.