Not to Reason Why

Not to Reason Why

by Robert L. Decker
Not to Reason Why

Not to Reason Why

by Robert L. Decker


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2023 Short List HEMINGWAY Awards for 20th Century Wartime Fiction

Battles Each Must Fight in an Unpopular War

In the tradition of War and Remembrance, Flight of the Intruder and The Bridges at Toko-Ri comes Not to Reason Why.

Zack was a gung-ho, rookie fighter pilot, just starting the march to his life's goal: to become the best fighter pilot in the US military. Ruth was about to graduate with her teaching degree, looking forward to the challenge of molding young minds. Neither had considered any diversions to their plans. But they meet, and she realizes that he is "the one." Before the fighter pilot realizes it, she has snuck up "on his six" and has captured his heart.

After their quick marriage, Zack flies off to a distant, unpopular war. In the years to follow, the war confronts them with battles each must fight, separated and alone. How far can a warrior succumb to the brutal demands of his captors and still uphold his Code of Conduct? Does honor matter when the price can be one's mental or physical health? How can a young wife eight thousand miles away fight the battle to bring her man home? From the skies over North Vietnam to the prison camps below and back to the streets of America, the battles rage.

Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, Not to Reason Why follows the young couple and their friends through the turbulent years from 1967 to 1973. It was a time of bitter divisions within the country. The repercussions from this short period of US history continue to confront the nation down to the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781736393741
Publisher: Noble Six Hundred LLC
Publication date: 01/04/2022
Pages: 626
Sales rank: 299,574
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.26(d)

About the Author

Robert L. Decker is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy. He served as an Air Force pilot for seven years. Among his duties, he flew with Klong Hopper Airlines in Thailand and in the evacuation of Saigon in 1975. After his Air Force service, he worked as an investment analyst in Chicago for more than three decades.

His love for flying came from his father, who served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and from a cousin, who was a Thud pilot and Prisoner of War in Vietnam. He credits his mother, a high school English teacher, for his love of books.
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