In a novel about the awful price of heroism, rookie pilot John Ellsworth is eager to liberate Vietnam from its Communist oppressors, while Army nurse Kate Moffit hopes only to rescue John from himself
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J. D. Wetterling is an excellent writer. He tells a gripping story about a fighter pilot's war in Vietnam, the camaraderie of the men and their belief that the cause was just and their actions right, and their growing disillusionment in government. He also tells a wonderful love story, a story about Kate, a nurse who is against the war, and their struggle to accommodate each other. In a real sense J. D. has written a book that helps bring understanding and healing to a very difficult chapter in American history.From the Back Cover:
"I flew 241 combat missions in the F-100 in Vietnam in 1968-69, and went back again in 1972 for 75 more missions in the F-4. JD Wetterling captures the experience better than anyone I've read or heard. The pride, ego, courage, inner fears and personal dreams and demons of the fighter pilot's world are all here." General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF (Ret.) Former Chief of Staff, USAF. Fighter Pilot.
"...great fiction, based on actual experience, told with insight and feeling that is as exciting as it is accurate. I fought in that unpopular, misguided Vietnam War with J.D. and reading his emotional and exhilarating account was like living it again. Son of Thunder is the real thing." Brigadier General Tom Wittman, New Mexico Air National Guard. Fighter Pilot.
"...exciting, triple-E ride into the soul of Top Gun fighter pilot John Ellsworth. I wanted to sit in that cockpit, apply a smooth hand...and dance the wild blue with that Super Sabre. My kinda guy." Kate Wright, Emmy Award Winning Producer-Screenwriter.
"J.D. Wetterling passionately reflects his combat fighter missions, his rage at politicians who listen to protestors not patriots and his...humanity, quite a combination for a Top Gun.... Read Son of Thunder and understand what it was really like." Mark Berent, Bestselling Author of Rolling Thunder. Fighter Pilot.
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Book Description Rivilo Books, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0963073184
Book Description Rivilo Books, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110963073184
Book Description Rivilo Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0963073184 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1482942