…well over 130 pilots and aircrew from WWII, the Korean War, Cold War and Vietnam War. The majority of these interviews are multiple visits/contacts, some comprising years. If you want a list, you can either wait for my book or ask me. 🙂 But, some of the more historically notable are Medal of Honor recipients Joe Foss and Leo Thorsness, Bob Pardo of “The Push,” WWII ace Don Bryan, Linebacker II Air Force Cross recipient “Russ” McCarthy, North Vietnamese aces Nguyen Duc Soat and Nguyen Van Bay, ex-POWs Chris Morgan, Bruce Olmstead, Gerald Brown, Charlie Plumb, Gene Smith…
“I’m writing a book.” Seriously. Want it? Take a number. I’m not going to ruin it by rushing though. Every new relationship I strike turns into a fiercer reason to stay the course and learn what these people, these moments and their conclusions mean to the rest of us. If you want a sample though, why not have me speak to your group?
As for my art, I use pencils, pens and my computer. But if the restaurant is the kind that covers their table with paper and offers crayons, I’m IN.
The stories and legends that make History so nutritious find a terrific home in the classroom. To this end, OGTA works to create Educator’s Kits (that work with common curriculum) for teachers to use.