The book came in yesterday from Amazon and I couldn’t help but start in. Readers wonÂ’t be disappointed!
Jim, I am puzzled by one thing. You most likely recognize that the readership for the book will include many veterans, yet you use the term Â“civiliansÂ” to describe a specific group of the flying public. In the Marine Corps (and I suspect in the other services), referring to someone as a Â“civilianÂ” was pretty much the same as giving someone the Â“thumb and index fingerÂ” loser salute made famous in Jerry Maguire! Using that term for a group you have no intention to negatively characterize was either an oversight or you are giving far too much credit to us veterans who need to re-think the definition each time we read the word. As you know, the Marines change your brain-housing group and spent cartridges donÂ’t always eject.