Major General Warren C. Moore USAF, (ret)
"Jack Drain has written an accurate and thought-provoking book that depicts the life of a career Air Force officer in time of peace and war. We shared pilot training, the Korean war, and came back together for Vietnama war fought against an enemy with no respect for human life and no code of conduct. I well remember our fight against them using a bomb fuse we knew to be faulty, the stubborn resistance and leadership of (then) Colonel Boots Blesse, and the ultimate rejection of the device. Jack vividly and accurately describes the terrible consequences of technology failure, the loss of lives, and the imprisonment and torture of our squadron mates. It’s a tough, honest story of a turbulent time in America’s history written by a humble man of God for the veteran and those who need a better understanding of that period."
Patrick J. McLaughlin, CDR, USN Iraq War Veteran and Former Chaplain at Camp David Author of "No Atheists in Foxholes, Prayers and Reflections From the Front"
"If you want to really know what happened in Vietnam don't ask the reporters or even authors with something to gain by selling their story to a mass marketed media that controls much of the content of what we read. Instead, read Jack Drain's Life on a Short Fuse. Here you will understand why so many are the "walking wasted"...proud young warriors who suffered through a confusing war and even worse homecoming."
"A Christian, both then and now, the author recounts his experiences and questions while giving us the straight forward facts about the philosophies, targets, ordinance, planes and men he worked with through a fascinating career of service. It has taken a period of nearly 40 years for the true stories of Vietnam to come to light. Drain's chronicles add the perspective of a decorated career pilot, family man and man of faith. Proud of his service and yet able to question war, this text will cause the reader to see Vietnam and today's wars in a new light."
"Only by reading and taking to heart these lessons will we learn about the atrocities of war and the brave warriors who fight them. Read Life on a Short Fuse whether you're a veteran or not... read it whether you're a Christian or not...read it if you want the truth from a man who was there and still wrestles with it today. Whatever your motivation, this book should be read more than once and shared with your friends."
Al Maxey, Petty Officer 3rd Class, Vietnam, 1969-1971
"Now and then a book comes along that truly needs to have been written. Such a book is Life on a Short Fuse. Lt. Col. Jack Drain is a genuine American patriot, and he has provided us with a glimpse into the horrors of war as one who has experienced it firsthand. Yet he has done so with a goal toward the ultimate healing of hurts too long unattended and overlooked. Those who served our nation honorably in the Vietnam War, many of whom gave their all, deserve to have this story told. Although it is for them, it is also for us who remain to ensure they are never forgotten. The author is a man of faith who has dared to challenge us to look into the past and to come away transformed for the future. As one who served two tours in that conflict, I highly recommend this work to the American people." Click to view Al Maxey's Reflections a continuing series of weekly articles.
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