If you’ve wanted to see what it’s like to conduct an airstrike from an O-2A – the aircraft Hamfist flew during his first Vietnam tour – you’ll really enjoy this short video.
Ever since the December 1st release of Frag Order, the book has been in first place for “Hot New Releases” and on the first page of “Top 100″ books in its genre!
A huge THANK YOU to all the readers who made this happen!
There is an excellent series of films about the Vietnam War available on Youtube. The first in the series details the beginning of American involvement and the enormous troop buildups in the early years, and has extensive coverage of the battle at Ia Drang (chronicled in Lt. General Hal Moore’s excellent book, We Were Soldiers Once…And Young) and the Battle of Dak To. There are interviews with veterans, spouses and widows, as well as lots of actual films taken during combat. Although each film in the series is fairly long (about an hour and a half each), I highly recommend the series if you want to know more about the history of American involvement in Vietnam.
Finally, after a LONG birthing process, Frag Order is available for Pre-Order, with a delivery date perfect for Christmas: December 1, 2014!
A big Thank You to all of you who have been waiting so patiently!
I Fought For You
There’s a really neat promotion going on at the Veteran’s Day Challenge. The authors, all military veterans, have pledged to donate all of the proceeds from Veteran’s Day sales of their listed books to a veteran charity. The G. E. Nolly book entered into the Challenge is Hamfist Down!. The donation will go to the Air Warrior Courage Foundation, a wonderful organization awarded four stars by the Charity Navigator.
There are lots of other books by some great authors, and now is your time to stock up and support a veteran charity at the same time. If you want to know what it was like for a grunt in Vietnam, you’ll really want to read Cherries, by John Podlaski. I highly recommend it!
Today marks the beginning of Aviation History Month. It’s a great time to visit an aviation museum or make a trip to the library to pick a book (or two) about the history of our great vocation. And just yesterday the news media announced finding part of Amelia Earhart’s plane. That proves we still have a lot to learn about our history!
Today marks 67 years since the Air Force was established as a separate service. It seems like it was just yesterday!
Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner during the siege of Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, on September 14, 1814. His poem, The Defense of Fort McHenry, later became our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner.
For more information on how it became our national anthem, read the article on page 42 of the September issue of VFW Magazine.