It’s been awhile since I posted a blog. I have been running the gauntlet of publishing, marketing and answering questions. My dear Florence told me that writing the book was only half the work — the marketing aspect would be very busy; she was right. First, thanks for your support. I hope you continue to … More Thanks – Excerpt Fog of Battle – Sales Update
Blog 12BC. Stone, Rocket, TIC. Irish’s Day continues… So much shit happens in a day here, that it takes a long time to reflect, contemplate and try to organize it into something that makes sense; even if it isn’t acceptable or understandable from a western cultural perspective. Some will never make sense of it and … More 12BC. Stone, Rocket, TIC. Irish’s Day continues…
9. 408 TASK FORCE FREEDOM – ROTO 8, OP ATHENA MONTREAL route. It was a standard logistical resupply mission conducted by BLOWTORCH. I was in Shakedown 30 and 31. Our mission was to keep them from getting shot at. Basic training 101 – Keep your fire-team partner alive. It was no different in aviation. My … More 9. Welcome Task Force Freedom
8. Casualty of War. I saw this many times. I speculated through dialogue and imagined a plausible situation. How would it transpire? What would the outcome be? What are the other perspectives? There are so many casualties in war. Perhaps the most damaged veterans are the one’s that didn’t even know they were in the … More 8. Casualties of War
Forward: This story may have some incorrect timelines and I replaced some people and/or merged personalities into single characters. The incident itself is factual. It happened. Dialogue obviously created from intent. Some people may not want to be linked whatsoever to these events. I respect that and your privacy. So you may recognize a situation, … More 2. Summer in Salavat
From 2002-2011 Canadian troops were deployed to Kandahar Province. 2002 was shortly after the Taliban Last Stand (TLS) at the airport where the American Forces finally forced out the Taliban government. That building is still know as the TLS building today and remains riddled with bullet impact marks. The Canadians were brought in … More 1. Helicopters In The News – The Manley Report 2008.