Discover Engrossing Military Fiction Stories for the Historian in You
Recording the spirit and timeline of history is one of C. R. Britting’s primary personal drives as a writer. A US Army veteran, the author writes engrossing military fiction stories involving personal memories and hard-hitting subjects are an integral part of his authorial legacy.
Soldiers have many things in common, no matter what flag they may fight for or their age or gender. Not everyone sees actual combat, but once you do, you never look at life quite the same way again. If you've felt a bullet pass your ear or seen the person next to you get hit, all the trivial things we concern ourselves with on a daily basis pale in comparison.
Sergeant Ted Carson is a good example. He came home from France after World War I with a Medal of Honor ... and severe "shell shock", or what we might call PTSD today. He was treated as a hero, but he couldn't let go of what had happened in France. He gradually came apart and his drinking eventually landed him in jail. That proves to be a turning point in his life in the story, "Finding the Simple Life."
Lt. Commander Bedacarratz is a pilot in Argentina's naval air force. The year is 1982 and he and his wing-man are about to take off on a dangerous combat mission. Hanging below his right wing is a new and untested weapon. If it works, it will change the future of naval combat. Ride along with them in the story, "Watershed Moment."
John Dickson was a pilot, too, flying Apache Helos in the gulf war. He resigned after the conflict ended. These days he works at a desk and wishes he was still a flyer. He's about to meet a woman who will change his life, in the story, "The Woman in the Rear View Mirror."
The hardliners take charge in Moscow and three months later, Russian tanks roll west. Initially caught by surprise, NATO troops respond well, but now they are running out of ammunition and other critical supplies. Rear Admiral Joshua Benton must lead a fast convoy across the Atlantic to deliver those supplies. But now he's got missile-laden bombers approaching and things are about to dicey. Not only that, just over the horizon a wolf-pack of Russian attack submarines lies in wait for him in the story, "The Convoy."
Commander Fuchida rolls out of his bunk with a sigh. He can't sleep; he always has a case of jitters before going in to combat. He knows he'll be okay once they take off, but the waiting is difficult. He splashes some water on his face, pulls on his flight suit, then opens the door. In a few hours, he and his men will make history, in the story, "Dawn Attack."
Lt. Denise Forester, missile control officer on the destroyer USS Stockton, has a problem. The radar is showing what looks like a ballistic missile launch from the Gulf Of Mexico. It's heading toward the US. Just then phone rings. It's General Schofield at NORAD. He's seeing the launch is well. Forester has 15 minutes to shoot the thing down or the entire US power grid will be destroyed and life as we know it will revert back to the 1860s. Find out how in the novella, "Fifteen Minutes to Off."
Capt. Pete Petersen's F117 stealth fighter is in serious trouble. An electrical problem of some kind has taken down all the navigation equipment. Worse, he can't get his refueling probe to extend and he's almost out of gas. With much of the region locked in dense fog, the only available airport is Akron, where Melanie Bradford is pulling her first solo shift in the control tower. Between the two them, they have to get Pete down safely or he'll have to punch out in the dark and they'll lose super-secret aircraft. Fasten your seat belt and join them in the story, "Night Shift,"
Major Steve Mason is an air force pilot and flies the C17 jet transport. He's been released from active duty and heads home to Montana. He meets Rebecca Clark, a pretty, but rather obnoxious young woman with a smart mouth. But Steve has been around the block a time or two himself and is used to difficult challenges. Taming a tomboy shouldn't be all that hard, should it? It'll be fun to find out in the screenplay, "Flying Together."
In 1952, a chartered British airliner takes off from Royal Air Force base El Adem near Tobruk, Libya, with two VIP passengers aboard. Hours later and eight hundred miles to the west, at Weelus Airfield near Tripoli, an American cargo aircraft also takes off. Both planes are headed for the same destination and in about seven hours they with have a close encounter. For both crews, it will be a "Flight to Remember."
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