Helen Murphy © 2009-2017 All Rights Reserved
Birds of a Feather
Their call sign was Raven and this is their incredible story:
Retired USAF Col. Karl Polifka's new book, "Meeting Steve Canyon...And Flying With The CIA In Laos" provides his personal and factual insight into the daily, and often times, grinding operations of the Ravens during the covert war in Laos. He describes with precision and intensity the dangers encountered. You feel as if you're sitting in the cockpit of the O-1 or T-28 with him during his missions dodging AAA, or sitting in General Vang Pao's house for dinner while listening to the next day's briefing. You will meet other Ravens, hear of casualties, battles won and the wear and tear on both aircraft and the pilots. You will gain an immense respect for their bravery and air combat skills. Karl's book is a welcome addition to the Raven's history defining their important role within the CIA's clandestine paramilitary support, fighting along side the Hmong, defending Laos against the Pathet Lao and North Vietnamese invasion. - Helen Murphy
(click on book cover to order, available in paperback or kindle).