One Man's Journey : The Life, Lessons & Legacy of a World War II Fighter Pilot
Overview - When young Mike Spencer gazed at the clouds above his grandfather's farm in Pennsylvania, he knew he would fly someday. Right after Pearl Harbor, he joined the Army Air Corps and was assigned to a P-47 fighter group supporting General Patton's European campaign. Read more...
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More About One Man's Journey by Howard (Mike) Spencer; Kenneth R. Overman
When young Mike Spencer gazed at the clouds above his grandfather's farm in Pennsylvania, he knew he would fly someday. Right after Pearl Harbor, he joined the Army Air Corps and was assigned to a P-47 fighter group supporting General Patton's European campaign. Leading his squadron through battles over Bastogne, Remagen, and the infamous Metz bunkers, Mike absorbed more than his share of flak. Ninety-three missions later after fighting in the most difficult battles of the war, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. Like most returning service members, Mike faced the transition from war to peace, from active military service to civilian life. The lessons he learned growing up in the country and from wise mentors like his grandfather, helped Mike meet his new life head on. He married Casey, his wartime sweetheart whom he romanced through letters from the front. After taking advantage of the GI Bill to earn a degree at Wharton School of Business, Mike quickly rose to executive leadership in the chemical industry with companies in the United States, Australia, the Netherlands, and Hong Kong. One Man's Journey is an inspiring, philosophical, often humorous perspective of life told by a man unfamiliar with discouragement. Not just an enjoyable read, you'll also find useful tips on how to get the most out of life.
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