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Vietnam, 1967 America s most daring fighter pilots faced their greatest challenge in a desperate war Now on his second tour, Major Court Bannister is hunted by a new, determined breed of enemy and haunted by his brother s shocking act of treason Captain Toby Parker fights a personal battle against alcohol, while flying on the edge of disaster, and Lieutenant ColoneVietnam, 1967 America s most daring fighter pilots faced their greatest challenge in a desperate war Now on his second tour, Major Court Bannister is hunted by a new, determined breed of enemy and haunted by his brother s shocking act of treason Captain Toby Parker fights a personal battle against alcohol, while flying on the edge of disaster, and Lieutenant Colonel Wolf Lochert wages a cross border war against all enemies, regardless of the uniform they wear.
source BN Nook StoreMeet the AuthorMARK BERENT Lt Col Mark E Berent, USAF Ret , was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota He graduated from Cretin High School and attended St Thomas College in St Paul, Minnesota Later he graduated from Arizona State University under the Air Force Institute of Technology program with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.Lt Col Berent began his Air Force career as an enlisted man, then progressed through the aviation cadet program He attended pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi and then Laredo Air Force Base, Texas flying the T 6, T 28 and T 33 aircraft and then moved on to F 86s at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada He served on active duty for 23 years until retirement in 1974 He began his operational flying career in the F 86 and F 100 flying at various posts throughout the United States and Europe He later served three combat tours, completing 452 combat sorties, first in the F 100 at Bien Hoa Air Base, South Vietnam, the F 4 at Ubon Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand, and then in Cambodia for two years to fly things with propellers on them and through a fluke in communications timing, to personally run the air war for a few weeks.He has also served two tours at the United States Space and Missile System Organization SAMSO at Los Angeles, California working first in the Satellites Control Facility and later as a staff developmental engineer for the space shuttle In his expansive career he has seen service as an Air Attach to the United States Embassy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia and also as Chief of Test Control Branch at the Air Development and Test Center at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida He also served as an instructor at the Air Force s Squadron Officer School.During his flying career he has logged over 4300 hours of flying time, 1084 of those in combat missions in the F 100, F 4, C 47 and U 10 over North and South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia He has flown 30 different aircraft.His decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with one oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star, Air Medal with twenty four oak leaf clusters, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Cambodian Divisional Medal, and numerous Vietnam Campaign ribbons He completed jump school with the Special Forces Later, he jumped with and was awarded Cambodian paratrooper wings He also flew with and received Cambodian pilot wings.After leaving the Air Force he lived in Europe to establish and direct international operations for the sale of spares for combat aircraft He has flown many foreign aircraft such as the Swedish Viggen and Royal Air Force Jaguar and Hawk He also established Berent and Woods Inc, a firm that managed many aviation related activities.Over the years he had published numerous articles for such publications as Air Force Magazine and the Washington Times and for 18 years wrote a monthly pilot reporter column for the Asian Defense Journal Under the name Berent Sandberg he and Peter Sandberg collaborated on three novels He now has five Vietnam air war flying novels in print, Rolling Thunder, Steel Tiger, Phantom Leader, Eagle Station, and Storm Flight.Berent states it is never too late for any endeavor he published the first of his five books at age 58, ran his first Marathon at 59, bought a T 6 warbird and flew in airshows at 64, and rode in his first cattle roundup in Montana at 74.
Free Read [Self Help Book] Ä Steel Tiger - by Mark Berent å 465 Mark Berent
Title: Free Read [Self Help Book] Ä Steel Tiger - by Mark Berent å