Christopher Columbus Colt, chief of scouts; and nephew of gun-maker Sam Colt was always the best man for the job. His skill with weapons was legendary, his service to the Seventh Cavalry invaluable....
Christopher Columbus Colt, chief of scouts; and nephew of gun-maker Sam Colt was always the best man for the job. His skill with weapons was legendary, his service to the Seventh Cavalry invaluable. But as a friend to the Lakota Sioux and Chief Crazy Horse, Colt's loyalty to the Indians ran dangerously high. At Little Big Horn, by the side of General George Custer, Colt faced the hardest choice of his life: fight for a tyrant against overwhelming odds, or side with the warriors who planned a killing field that would live forever in infamy. Rich with the passion and adventure of real history, this is the roaring saga of frontier military life and of a hero who had to work above the law to uphold justice.
A best-selling western author, former US Army Special Forces (Green Beret) officer and disabled Vietnam veteran, Don Bendell is also very well-known in the SpecOps community and popular for his military thrillers, too. A widely-read and controversial editorialist, he has appeared on Fox News and many national radio shows, newspapers, and blogs. Don is noted for his wild sense of humor and blunt honesty, and has often been called a "John Wayne-type" by detractors.
Don is a Grandmaster Instructor in 4 different martial arts and black sash instructor in Muay Thai kickboxing. He and his Master Instructor wife Shirley, the only couple to both be inducted into the International Karate and Kickboxing Hall of Fame, own a successful martial arts school in southern Colorado.