Celebrate Fourth of July by Reading about the Warriors that Helped Preserve Our Independence

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Black Cat 2-1: The True Story of a Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and His Crew

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Bob Ford and his crew flew 1,000 missions between July 1967 and July 1968 during one of the most dangerous and deadly wars in United States history. Now the author of the best-selling Black Cat 2-1: The True Story of a Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and His Crew (Brown Books Publishing Group), Ford shares the story of the men who fought to maintain America’s freedom.

Ford invites readers into the cockpit of the dependable Huey helicopters he flew during missions that included the beginning of the siege of Khe Sahn and the Tet Offensive in February 1968, when he and his men not only protected the troops on the ground but also manned the perimeter for a three-day and three-night ground attack.

“I wrote the book to preserve the memory of those with whom I served in Vietnam. I also wanted my kids and grandkids to know why we did what we did,” explains Ford.

Black Cat 2-1 provides a way of remembering those who fought for our freedom this Fourth of July and serves as a teaching tool for those who may be too young to know about this important time in American history. It reads like a thriller, captures the humor of the men at war, and resounds with respect for those who served with honor.

“If you asked any of us, we’d tell you we’d do it all over again,” Ford said before saluting the American Flag and Huey helicopter in his recent YouTube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4POED5euEU).

For more information and to purchase Black Cat 2-1, please visit http://www.BlackCat2-1.com.


For media inquiries, contact Cathy Williams or Gavin Rhoades at 972-248-9500; cathy(dot)williams(at)brownbooks(dot)com or gavin(dot)rhoades(at)brownbooks(dot)com.

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