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Posted December 29, 2011
A must read for any military/aviation buff.
This book ia absolutely one of the best aviation historical accounts out there. In my opinion Robin Olds is the greatest American Military pilot of all time. With all due respect to all the great American military pilots of past and present, Robin Olds had the charisma, leadership and guts to lead by example. This book chronicles Robin's life through his own personal memories and notes compiled by his daughter Christne Olds. From his college days at the USAF Academy, to WW2 dogfights over Europe and of course his leading of the 8th TFW in Vietnam its all here. A great book about a great American leader.
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Posted April 24, 2013
An Evening at the Bar with Robin When you read this book it is l
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When you read this book it is like an evening at the bar with Robin. While having a few, he tells you of combat in the air against enemy fighters, both prop and jet, and on the ground with Maginot-tempered generals. As the evening goes on, he gets a catch in his throat as he tells of the fighter pilots and ground crews he loves. If you are really lucky, you will hear him sing of gents named O'Reilly (not Bill) or Sammy Small. Or maybe about a female named Mary Ann Burns.
This is not a one-night read. In truth, it is a guide for current and future commanders.
There is always one eagle that flies higher than any other. Such was Robin Olds.
See his Rolling Thunder Vietnam air war books on all Ebook readers
Posted June 29, 2013
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