Angel's Truck Stop : A Woman's Love, Laughter, and Loss during the Vietnam War

TitleAngel's Truck Stop : A Woman's Love, Laughter, and Loss during the Vietnam War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsPilato, Angel
Number of Pages310
PublisherAngel Pilato
CityS.l.
Abstract

How do you survive when everything you believed about the world is turned upside down? In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, testosterone-fueled fighter pilots take off from Udorn Air Base in Thailand on sorties over dangerous targets in North Vietnam. Some come back, many do not. Into this fog of war enters Captain Pilato, a starry-eyed idealist, assigned to manage the officers’ club. The fighter pilots christen the officers' club “Angel’s Truck Stop”, which becomes the backdrop for the conflicts, challenges, and choices she encounters. It reveals a woman’s struggle to fit into a man’s world. As the realities of war erode her ideals, she realizes the future doesn’t hold the certainties it once did. Angel’s Truck Stop is hilarious and at times, heart- wrenching. This memoir keeps the reader engaged from beginning to end.

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