If you liked Tom Brokaw's The Greatest Generation, you will love On Falcons' Wings.
hor John Scharfen tells the inspirational, heroic, sometimes humorous stories of American men and women living in an Air Force retired officer community. There are profiles of the:
- Air Force officer who landed a crippled airplane backwards during WWII
- Army officer who captured a German Mark IV tank while afoot
- Air Force officer who, having been shot down in Germany, walked across the country to freedom
- Combat hardened Marine who, upon retirement, became the military correspondent for The New York Times
- Young girl's WWII travails in leaving German occupied France
- Coast Guard officer who commanded an LCI at the Normandy landings
- A naval aviator who flew multiple WWII missions against the Japanese homeland
- Foreign Service officer who, upon retirement, appeared in 24 movies.
There is a thread that runs through these profiles of achievement, heroism, sacrifice and patriotism that will make you want to salute these exceptional Americans of an intrepid generation.