Ace: The Story of Lt. Col. Ace Cozzalio. By 1st Lt. Rex Gooch, USAR (Ret), Life Member. Lighthorse Publishing. ISBN 978-1508642466.
Ace is the story of Ace Cozzalio, a bold
and courageous U.S. Army helicopter pilot flying with Lighthorse Air
Cavalry during the Vietnam War. In his eighteen-month tour of duty, Ace
is shot down by enemy gunfire six times and is awarded every medal of
valor with the exception of the Medal of Honor, some multiple times. The
stories presented in this book tell of Ace's heroic exploits while
fighting the enemy in the Mekong Delta-emphasizing the extraordinary
character of this dedicated soldier hero. In reading these incredible,
never-before-told stories, the reader gets a glimpse into who Ace
Cozzalio is and why his dynamic presence is oftentimes the pivotal
element that turns the tide against the enemy. A relentless warrior and a
natural-born leader, Ace is always leading the charge, winning the
battle, and bringing the troops home safely. Confident and charismatic,
he endears himself to his fellow cavalry troopers and the tales of his
courageous deeds soon become legendary. And, Ace is a maverick-never
satisfied to follow the status quo. Uniquely attired in his signature
military uniform with white Cavalry hat, saber, and yellow scarf,
reminiscent of the U.S. Cavalry of the 1860s, Ace is singularly
recognized as the classic image of the cavalry. Ace is a high-speed,
low-level flight through the fascinating life of Ace Cozzalio, focusing
on his escapades, adventures, and mishaps in the Vietnam War.
American Warrant Officers ... In Service to Our Country: Their History,
Achievements and Contributions to the Military and to the United States. By CW4 Farrell J. Chiles, USA (Ret), Life Member, Mount Baldy (Calif.) Chapter. BookLocker.com. ISBN 978-1-63490-111-6.
African American Warrant Officers...In
Service to Our Country tells the stories of unsung African American
warrant officers who have served our country in and out of the military.
This collection of historical articles, inspiring biographies, and
profiles highlights the significant contributions of individual African
American warrant officers from World War II to the present, with
remarkable detail and language befitting their valor.
For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862. By Lt. Col. Brian R. McEnany, USA (Ret). University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-6062-7.
During the tense months leading up to the
American Civil War, the cadets at the United States Military Academy at
West Point continued their education even as the nation threatened to
dissolve around them. Students from both the North and South struggled
to understand events such as John Brown's Raid, the secession of eleven
states from the Union, and the attack on Fort Sumter. By graduation day,
half the class of 1862 had resigned; only twenty-eight remained, and
their class motto―"Joined in common cause"―had been severely tested.
In For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862,
Brian R. McEnany follows the cadets from their initiation, through
coursework, and on to the battlefield, focusing on twelve Union and four
Confederate soldiers. Drawing heavily on primary sources, McEnany
presents a fascinating chronicle of the young classmates, who became
allies and enemies during the largest conflict ever undertaken on
American soil. Their vivid accounts provide new perspectives not only on
legendary battles such as Antietam, Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, and the
Overland and Atlanta campaigns, but also on lesser-known battles such
as Port Hudson, Olustee, High Bridge, and Pleasant Hills.
There are countless studies of West Point and its more famous graduates,
but McEnany's groundbreaking book brings to life the struggles and
contributions of its graduates as junior officers and in small units.
Generously illustrated with more than one hundred photographs and maps,
this enthralling collective biography illuminates the war's impact on a
unique group of soldiers and the institution that shaped them.
Stronger: Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed.
By George Everly Jr., Douglas A. Strouse, and Dennis K. McCormack, with
foreword by Rear Adm. George R. Worthington, USN (Ret), Life Member.
American Management Association. ISBN 978-0814436042.
First responders, emergency medical
personnel, star athletes-all perform remarkable feats in the face of
intense stress. But how often have you heard of athletes,
businesspeople, students, or performing artists who had remarkable
talent and enormous potential, but never achieved the success for which
they seemed destined?
Why do some people rise above adversity
and excel under pressure, and others doubt themselves and panic-or
choke? What separates them is attitude. Resilient people meet adversity
head-on and bounce back from setbacks. They seem to exude a natural
inner strength. But studies show that they're rarely born with this
outlook; rather, it develops over time. In fact, as this book will show,
you can develop the attitudes that shield you from stress and help you
Drawing on decades of research,
scientific analysis, interviews with nearly 1,000 highly resilient
people working in unusually stressful professions, and the unique
perspectives of a standout team of authors-a stress-management expert, a
skilled entrepreneur, and a Navy SEAL-Stronger analyzes the
heroic exploits of the Navy SEALs and others who succeed against all
odds, pinpoints the traits that define the most resilient people on
earth, and reveals how you can develop this vital competitive advantage
at any age.
The U.S. Naval Institute on Naval Command. Edited by Lt. Cmdr. Thomas J. Cutler, USN (Ret). Naval Institute Press. ISBN 978-1-61251-800-8.
Command is the pinnacle of leadership in a
military organization. Navy regulations define both the authority and
the responsibility of command as "absolute." This Naval Institute Wheel Book
provides practical guidance and advice that actual and would-be
commanders can use to carry out that absolute authority. Included in
this carefully selected collection is the experience of those who have
commanded as well as the expectations of those who are commanded.
Aspirants as well as practitioners will do well to exploit this selected
survey of what Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz described as the "one purpose"
for entering the Navy.
Your Drugs & Sex: How Prescription and Non-Prescription Drugs Can Affect Your Sex Life. By P.J. Bush, Ph.D., Auxiliary Life Member. Outskirts Press. ISBN 978-1-4787-3840-4.
More than 400 drugs are in this book, are
yours? Maybe your sex life isn't what it used to be. Maybe it isn't
even what you hoped it would be at your age. Or perhaps you have
disappointed your partner on more than one occasion by not being able to
perform sexually as hoped or expected. "What's wrong?" you-or your
partner-might ask. Good question. There is a possibility that you might
not be aware of. The cause could be a medicine you are taking ... and
that is the subject of this book. It's estimated that one third of adult
males have a health problem affecting their sex performance, sometimes
as an adverse effect of the medicine they are taking to treat their
health problem. Lack of desire is believed to be the most common form of
female sex dysfunction - affecting up to 10% of women. It may be caused
by drugs they take. There are drugs to treat male and female sex
performance problems. Read about them in this book. All drugs have some
side effects. Side effects that can be caused by a drug include erectile
dysfunction, difficulty achieving orgasm, ejaculation failure,
impotence, decreased desire, pain during intercourse, and lower
testosterone. Some commonly used drugs with known sexual performance
side effects include cholesterol lowering drugs, blood pressure drugs,
antidepressants, anti-anxiety and antipsychotic drugs, anti-fungals,
anti-ulcer and anti-epileptic drugs, oral contraceptives, and cancer
Beyond El Camino Del Diablo: Beyond the Devil's Highway. By Cmdr. Eugene L. Sierras Jr., USN (Ret). Trafford Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4907-5603-5.
El Camino Del Diablo (the Devil's
Highway) today is an unpaved 130 mile route along the border between
Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. The current route begins at Lukeville,
Arizona 21 miles southwest of Ajo at the boundary between Organ Pipe
Cactus National Monument and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.
From there it continues through barren and isolated Sonoran Desert to
Yuma. Some of the features along the way are: San Cristobal Wash, the
Agua Dulce Mountains, Papago Well; Camp Grip, the Pinta Sand Dunes and
the Pinacate Volcanic Field. The road passes through the Tule Desert and
Mountains and into Tule Tank Canyon to reach Tule Well where the road
intersects with Christmas Pass Road. The road continues through the
Lechuguilla Desert, Tordillo Mountain, and the Tinajas Altas Mountains.
The route passes west of Raven Butte and Cipriano Pass. It then follows
the western border of the Gila Mountains, passing by the abandoned
Fortuna Mine before finally reaching the small community of Fortune
Hills on the outskirts of Yuma.
Cold Frame: A Novel. By Capt. P.T. Deutermann, USN (Ret), Life Member, Capitol Area (Mich.) Chapter. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-1-250-05933-8.
The downtown area of today's Washington,
D.C., has become an armed camp. Men with assault rifles crouch on top of
monuments and buildings. Anti-missile sites bristle on the White House
roof. Meter maids carry Glocks and tactical radios, all in the name of
federal CT: counterterrorism.
In Cold Frame, the dramatic new
thriller by P. T. Deutermann, a secret committee of government and
civilian officials puts names on the Kill List, which targets overseas
threats to America for termination. When a senior bureaucrat who is part
of the Kill List process dies in Washington under mysterious
circumstances that include a beautiful woman, a glass of wine, and a
bouquet of flowers, Metro detective Av Smith is tasked to investigate.
Smith and his fellow detectives soon find themselves besieged by a
hornet's nest of intrigue and deception. With the aid of an FBI agent
and a reclusive scientist who nurtures unusual interests, Av digs deeper
into the mystery---only to become the target of a plan that reaches
into the highest levels of the federal government, and far exceeds the
mission of the Kill List itself.
Set in contemporary Washington, D.C., amidst the Byzantine counterterrorism bureaucracy, Cold Frame
is a compelling thriller by masterful novelist P. T. Deutermann, whose
insider knowledge of how the military, federal, and local intelligence
agencies work---or don't---illuminates the dark world of Washington's
War on Terror.
Raven One. By Capt. Kevin P. Miller, USN (Ret). Stealth Books. ISBN 978-1-939398-22-2.
UNARMED OVER HOSTILE TERRITORY... For a
moment Wilson froze and looked at the white-helmeted pilot who sat high
on the nose of the colossal fighter. Across the small void, he saw the
pilot's eyes peer over his mask. Dark, chilling eyes… Wilson kicked
right rudder to slide closer and jam any chance for a bandit gunshot.
When the bandit pulled all the way over, almost on its back but in
control, he cursed in frustration at what he knew was coming next. The
hostile fighter reversed over the top in a negative-g maneuver, his nose
tracking down on Wilson like a falling sledgehammer in slow motion.
Horrified, Wilson realized he faced an imminent snapshot. With the
little air speed he had, his inverted his Hornet to avoid the attack.
His aircraft still rolling, Wilson saw that the monster had another
weapon at its disposal…
Changed By War. By Maj. Den Slattery, USAR (Ret). ISBN 978-1-61539-333-6.
War has a very negative effect on people.
Den's life was changed by the war in Vietnam. "Changed By War" is his
personal story of the battles in combat and back at home. If you have
aloved one who has been exposed to war, this might be a good book to
help you understand them.
Fighting the Cold War: A Soldier's Memoir. By Gen. John R. Galvin, USA (Ret), Life Member. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-6101-3.
When four-star general John Rogers Galvin
retired from the US Army after forty-four years of distinguished
service in 1992, the Washington Post hailed him as a man "without peer
among living generals." In Fighting the Cold War: A Soldier's Memoir,
the celebrated soldier, scholar, and statesman recounts his active
participation in more than sixty years of international history―from the
onset of World War II through the fall of the Berlin Wall and the
post-Cold War era.
Galvin's illustrious tenure included the rare opportunity to lead two
different Department of Defense unified commands: United States Southern
Command in Panama from 1985 to 1987 and United States European Command
from 1987 to 1992. In his memoir, he recounts fascinating
behind-the-scenes anecdotes about his interactions with world leaders,
describing encounters such as his experience of watching President José
Napoleón Duarte argue eloquently against US intervention in El Salvador;
a private conversation with Pope John Paul II in which the pontiff
spoke to him about what it means to be a man of peace; and his
discussion with General William Westmoreland about soldiers' conduct in
the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia. In addition, Galvin recalls his
complex negotiations with a number of often difficult foreign heads of
state, including Manuel Noriega, Augusto Pinochet, Mikhail Gorbachev,
and Ratko Mladić.
As NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during the tumultuous five
years that ended the Cold War, Galvin played a key role in shaping a new
era. Fighting the Cold War illuminates his leadership and
service as one of America's premier soldier-statesmen, revealing him to
be not only a brilliant strategist and consummate diplomat but also a
gifted historian and writer who taught and mentored generations of