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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Military / Vietnam War
  • Language:English
  • Pages:164
  • eBook ISBN:9781667895628
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667895611

Cherry Pawn

by Alan Davis

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I was a US Air Force Special Operation Crew Chief on F-4 Phantoms Fighters during the Vietnam War. The time was 1972-73 in Taiwan, Republic of China. Our mission was of National Security Interest and the protection of the Taiwanese people.
This is my true story at the age of nineteen. The book tells how I was involved in a Top Secret mission from basic training to being hand picked by the US Air Force to go on the mission. My story tells how I almost got killed. The book has heroes and zeroes in it too. It tells how my team was transported for the missions to Taiwan. My job was a Quick Reaction Force team member assigned to scramble (launch) out and recover F-4 Phantoms to engage the Communist Chinese and defend Taiwan. The book tells how the mission started, how we scrambled out the fighters, what protocol was used to start the fighters. The highly dangerous action that we had to engage. It also tell about the Alert Compound and its security and nuclear weapons we had at the base. I tell about the night life, visiting American Generals, and the Republic of China Taiwan dignitaries who inspecting the alert compound. The mission itself in in the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA). The book shows also shows the mistakes made by the US Air Force putting my team at great risk to our health. There are also photos, and documents in the book proving my story is true. Simply put it is a "Thriller"!
About the author
I am a born and raised Oregonian, an US Air Force Veteran, and a retired forester. My home is located in the Coast Range of Oregon surrounded temperate rain forest with an abundance of wildlife. The beautiful Siletz River flows through our land. The eagles, hawks, owls, and other bird species are numerous that live and hunt from the old growth Fir and Spruce trees. I live with my wife of 36 years, where we raised our four daughters. We live with our four canine family members and our feline friends too. I am a also dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, and uncle.