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War Stories & Other Lies

Jerry Key

ISBN 10: 0615393950 / ISBN 13: 9780615393957
Published by USA
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Title: War Stories & Other Lies

Publisher: USA

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed and Inscribed by Author

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From a poor boy in Kentucky to a fighter pilot in the USAF to an airline Captain this book travels with the author over a lifetime of adventure. As a Vietnam War fighter pilot Jerry Key tells of his better war missions in the F-100 fighter plane. Several of his 264 missions will bring you to the edge of your seat. Later as a Continental Airlines Capt he relates humorous tales of his routine and not so routine daily travels around the world. After his retirement a travelogue around America in an RV Motorhome shows what a great country we live in. Now settled on a farm in Tennessee he tells of his life after retirement.

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Born in August 1944 before the end of WWII Jerry was always facinated by rumors of peace and prosperity. Unfortunately he had siblings and cousins that constantly cracked him on the head and stole his allowance. He entered elementary school (called grade school in the old days) and soon found many friends that also cracked him on the head and stole his money. He led a life of poverty so severe he couldn't even afford a camera to take pictures of his measly existence. He survived by eating beans and potatoes and cornbread nearly every meal. Finally he entered Valley High School and soon rose to the top of his class (well, pretty close as VP) and prospered by using all the techniques used on him to crack heads and steal the money of his classmates. College during the 60's was a learning experience. Mostly he learned he didn't want to work all his life so upon graduation he joined the USAF and became the (self proclaimed) world's greatest fighter pilot. After a year's vacation in Vietnam and three years in England he settled in Albuquerque, NM where he continued to fly fighter planes for the New Mexico Air National Guard and owned a couple businesses. He became a real estate tycoon (i.e. slum lord) and finally went to work for Continental Airlines as a pilot, retiring in 2004 with over 15,000 hours flying time. He now is a land baron (30 acres) and lives on his estate near Savannah, Tn. with his second wife and two dogs. Unfortunately, the current wife cracks him on the head and takes his money. Some things in life never change.......

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