Distant Thunder: A Helicopter Pilot's Letters from War in Iraq and Afghanistan

Distant Thunder: A Helicopter Pilot's Letters from War in Iraq and Afghanistan

Don Harward

far-off Thunder info the engrossing stories of a helicopter pilot’s stories of conflict informed via letters that come directly from the guts. frequently the writer worked good into the evening after a venture nonetheless donning the dusty flight go well with which bore witness to the occasions he penned.

Don Harward was once torn among worlds; his loyalty to his relatives and to his kingdom. Like such a lot of different squaddies, even on go away, he can constantly listen the dim roar of weapons, the far-off thunder of conflict, and is often summoned in the direction of the sound. Pacific Wings, a prestigious New Zealand-based journal, has formerly released a few letters that have been praised by way of a growing to be readership, either aviator and non flyer alike, for his or her skill to move the reader into the realm of struggle. contains significant motion pictures from Don’s own assortment. A twenty-five-year veteran of the U.S. military, he info motion over Panama, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Afghanistan, together with Operation desolate tract safeguard and wasteland hurricane, drawing additionally from his days in military designated Ops, working with 2-2 SAS. As a a hundred and sixtieth bounce pilot for many his army profession, his is a narrative that is going above and past the conventional army way of life. An inspiring read.<br/><br/>REVIEWS <br/><br/>“…Too many tales of previous wars and the teachings shall we have discovered from them were misplaced to historical past simply because they have been by no means informed. Harward’s far away Thunder does a superb activity of shooting the various tales and their very important classes from fresh conflicts, which serve to remind us of the fragility of peace and what kind of we owe to our women and men in uniform.”
Pacific Wings journal

“…interesting learn to all people attracted to the background or glossy conflict more often than not and aviation specifically. It alterations your view of those „things”, specifically compared to television information, authentic reviews or a few commercial like clips which indicates battle and accountability like a good time of pleased enjoyable. Don Harward describes it in a totally diverse manner… precise tales instructed via an individual who've eyewitnessed loads of newest wars and his reviews are actually worthy reading,


“For an airborne warrior, he's exceptionally grounded. The reader is left in without doubt of the discomfort shared by means of either soldier and family members whilst he has prolonged remains in sandy areas. His love for nation, relations and Comrades (in no specific order) resonates from each web page. Uplifting.”
Sky and Bullets Blog

“…All 29 of his essays—“letters,” he calls them—are fast, breezy, and gripping, yet equanimous and Philosophical. Harward writes of hauling clueless politicians round on “inspection” excursions and of his contempt for a non-combatant more suitable who accosts him after a protracted undertaking to lecture him approximately his dirty flightsuit. there's additionally a goodly component to real battle tales: taking hearth and returning it, shedding squaddies into conflict and risking every little thing to tug them out… while i believe approximately infantrymen being wounded—or worse—it consistently will get me right into a knot,” he writes. “I believe deeply for them, simply because i do know i will by no means fit their heroics and selfless sacrifices.” at the same time he’s flying at once into withering enemy fire.”
Air and house journal

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