Warriors at 500 Knots

Duty and Pain

by Dr. Robert F. Kirk



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/17/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9781524659400
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9781524659394

About the Book

This book is a sequel to the author’s first book about the F-4 and its pilots during the Vietnam War. It adds ten additional stories. These stories show the commitment to duty of the brave men who flew the F-4 and the pain that duty cost them. As the ground war struggled for success in Vietnam, it became intensely clear that the skies had to be owned by the Allies for victory to have a chance. It was the F-4 and its pilots that made that possible. The author, a Phantom pilot himself, details intense stories of undaunted and valiant American pilots with their legendary fierce Phantom. These are personal stories of intrepid courage and self-sacrifice to get the mission done—whatever the cost. Fierce and unflinching battles to save friendlies and destroy a ruthless enemy are all recorded over forty years later. These are true tales of war at five hundred knots.

About the Author

The author holds a Ph.D. degree from Oklahoma University and has taught for 40 years. He was a decorated pilot during the Vietnam War and wrote his first book titled Warriors at 500 Knots about his experiences flying the F-4D Phantom in combat. He flew 197 combat missions in the F-4 in 1969. After Vietnam he transitioned to the C-141 Starlifter and flew it back into Southeast Asia supporting the war effort. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters. He lives and flies with his wife in Southern California. He is an author and Certified Flight Instructor. He and his wife enjoy riding bikes, their four grandchildren, two wire fox terriers and volunteering at church. Other books by the author: Warriors at 500 Knots Warriors at 500 Knots available at Audible.com (Dick Hill Narrator) Flying the Lindbergh Line: Then and Now Choices: Responsible Decisions for a Godly Life www.robertkirkbooks.com rkirk@mac.com