Against the Odds—

A Wonderful Life

by George I. Felt, Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/30/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781728306452
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781728306445

About the Book

The chronicle of one man’s journey from a small town in Pennsylvania’s Appalachia through the US Marine Corps to flight school. He flew jets to naval aircraft carriers for landings and catapults, flew one hundred missions in Vietnam, and spent seven months in the jungle with the ground warriors. Upon retirement as a lieutenant colonel, he spent twenty years dividing his time between the life of a financial consultant and the teaching, handling, and participating in K-9 Search and Rescue. Now retired in West Florida, continuing his lifetime hobby of weightlifting, he recently set a world record. He shared this life with the love of his life, whom he met in fifth grade, and their love continues today.

About the Author

George Felt Jr. is the oldest of 4 children of a family in Western Pennsylvania. His father was a policeman and a minister. His mom was the neighborhood’s honorary Mom. He worked while in High School and ultimately joined the Marine Corps. After 3 years, he applied for and was sent to Flight School where he ended up flying jets. When he finished Flight School, in the Fleet, he flew the A-4 Skyhawk. There were 100 missions in Viet Nam and 7 months in the jungle as a Forward Air Controller. After Viet Nam, the Marine Corps sent him to Auburn for an engineering degree. When he retired, he became a Financial Consultant. Through interesting circumstances, he developed an interest in K-9 Search and Rescue. Eventually, he formed a 501.c.3 organization, teaching, handling dogs, and participating in true searches. They recovered several bodies, each a story in itself. With the recent passing of his oldest dog, he retired from SAR and started emphasizing his “hobby” of weightlifting. At 75, he have recently set three World Records.