Al Monroe’s book, “My Unbelievable Journey” is a great read. Al writes in a unique style, telling his audience about his military experience over a 22-year Air Force career. He describes all the unique, intensified, and dangerous flights and missions as a flight aircrewman on three different cargo airplanes, while stationed both state side and abroad.
Traveling around the globe supporting our NATO allies, Al gained his unique hands-on experience by being there, on the front line in “Harm’s way.” This gave him a rare insight, that the average person would never experience.
Al was born and raised in Oakland, California. Graduating from McClymond’s High, he joined the Air Force in 1963, during the Viet Nam war. As a C-5 Loadmaster, he accrued close to ten thousand flight hours over a long career.
For his endeavors, Al was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, and the Air Medal with two Oak leaf clusters. Master Sergeant Monroe was presented a Letter of Commendation, by the European Commander, for planning C-130 aircraft load plans in a joint NATO exercise
Al graduated college with his Undergraduate, and master’s degree. Retiring, from the Air Force, he worked for Lockheed-Martin, teaching Satellite Operations. After moving to Nevada, Al was a University Professor, and taught Political Science for twelve years. He is now fully retired and live with his wife in Las Vegas.