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Old 10-02-2013, 08:38 PM   #11
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His book Red Storm Rising was required reading for my ROTC class in the late 80's.

Great author and american!.
I hope he willed some of his estate to the NRA.


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Originally Posted by string1946 View Post
Yes he knew a lot about the things he wrote about. Several months ago Author Vince Flynn passed away at age 47 from prostate cancer. He wrote 14 books that I know of, all but one was about super spy Mitch Rapp. Vince also seemed to have a lot of knowledge about things going on in goverment that most people didn't know. George W. Bush said Vince was, "a little too accurate". They both will be missed.
I didn't know this. He is one of my favorites. The Mitch Rapp series is great.

Tom Clancy is another of the great military/suspense novelists. The Jack Ryan series is great and several his offshoot stuff is quite good as well. He will be missed.
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That's so sad.. I read every one of his Ryan series.. until the kids needed shelf space they were all out in order on my shelf.. just started reading one not to long ago... RIP Mr. clancy

I have been a silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.
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R I P Tom you are missed

'Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.'
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