Looking Back at the Cold War: 30 Veterans and a Patrol Plane Commander Remember

Looking Back at the Cold War: 30 Veterans and a Patrol Plane Commander Remember

by Don Stanton


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Few students today know about the 44 tense years of the Cold War when millions on both sides fought, served in defense industries or stood watch on bases, remote outposts, ships, submarines, aircraft, and missile installations. This book paints an overview of those complex times with a primer of Cold War events, Veteran’s stories, and details of long-range anti-submarine patrol operations. The complex stories of the Cold War need to be told to honor the service, and often unheralded sacrifices, of thousands of individuals and their families on both sides of the Superpower confrontations around the world.

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ISBN-13: 9781595946232
Publisher: WingSpan Publishing
Publication date: 05/19/2018
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Don Stanton was commissioned through Cornell University Navy ROTC, served off Vietnam aboard a destroyer and an aircraft carrier, and flew as a P-3C Anti-Submarine Warfare Patrol Plane Commander deployed to the Atlantic & Mediterranean. He flew aircraft including the B-747, 757 & 767, served on his union’s Government Affairs Committee, as Aviation Advisor to the Secretary of Transportation, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. Don holds an MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and teaches Political Science for the University of Colorado-Denver.

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