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Tom Young

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Tom Young served in Afghanistan and Iraq with the Air National Guard. He has also also flown combat missions to Bosnia and Kosovo, and additional missions to Latin America, the horn of Africa, and the Far East. In all, Young has logged nearly five thousand hours as a flight engineer on the C-5 Galaxy and the C-130 Hercules, while flying to almost forty countries. Military honors include three Air Medals, three Aerial Achievement Medals, and the Air Force Combat Action Medal.

Young is the author of THE HUNTERS, SAND AND FIRE, THE WARRIORS, THE RENEGADES, SILENT ENEMY, and THE MULLAH'S STORM.

His nonfiction publications include THE SPEED OF HEAT: AN AIRLIFT WING AT WAR IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN. His narrative, "Night Flight to Baghdad," appeared
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Tom Young Hi, Samuel. Many thanks for the support; I'm delighted that you enjoyed reading Sand and Fire. The inspiration for the Chartier character was one of…moreHi, Samuel. Many thanks for the support; I'm delighted that you enjoyed reading Sand and Fire. The inspiration for the Chartier character was one of my favorite writers--Antoine de St. Exupery. He was a French aviator and author who wrote classics such as Wind, Sand, and Stars. Sadly, he was killed while on a recon flight during World War II. If he had lived during the present day, I think he would have been much like Chartier.(less)
Tom Young You bet. In my novel "Sand and Fire," which was released in paperback this year, Gunny Blount takes center stage. I'm glad you like that character,…moreYou bet. In my novel "Sand and Fire," which was released in paperback this year, Gunny Blount takes center stage. I'm glad you like that character, because I do, too. As you know, he started as a minor character in my third novel, "The Renegades." But I got so much positive reader response about him, and because I enjoyed writing him so much, I decided to give him a star turn in his own novel. (less)
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Hello, and many thanks for following me here on Goodreads. I certainly appreciate your support. Just thought I'd check in with an update on my 2015 book releases. In June, Sand and Fire comes out in paperback. Click here for an excerpt: http://tomyoungbooks.com/books/sand-a...
And in July, look for my newest novel in hardcover, The Hunters. Hope you enjoy these stories of our military personnel... Read more of this blog post »
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