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John W. Huffman was born in Hemphill, Texas. John attended elementary school in Pineland, Texas, junior high and high school in Jasper, Texas, and graduated summa cum laude from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida.
He enlisted in the Army Airborne in 1966 and served two tours of combat duty in Vietnam, the first as a private, and subsequently a sergeant, with Alpha Company, 1/27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, in 1966-67, and the second as an officer/aviator with the 120th Aviation Company in 1972-73. He retired as a major in 1986 with three Purple Hearts, three Bronze Stars, sixteen Air Medals, one Army Commendation Medal, two Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry Medals, and various other service and campaign ribbons.
Upon retiring from the Army, John launched a real estate sales and management company, SouthCorp Properties, Inc., which he still owns and operates today, and previously owned and operated seven NASCAR speedways in five states, created an automobile racing and sanctioning body, the American Racing Association, and developed three touring series.
John has co-written numerous articles for the Army Aviation Digest, received an honorable mention in the Writer's Journal for a short story contest, and published two short stories, The Reincarnate and The Mad Dash, along with his five published novels: A Wayward Wind, a Regional Finalists in the General Fiction category of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards; The Baron of Clayhill, a Finalist in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards Contest and a Finalists in the Popular Fiction category of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Book Awards; Tiger Woman, the First Place Winner in the Action-Adventure category of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards; and his two newest releases, Above All and Cold Hearts Burning.
John has completed three other novels awaiting publication: America's Diplomats, Eyes of the Blind, Searching For Leah; and is currently working on When A Rebel Comes Home.
John resides in Blythewood, South Carolina, with his wife Misty, and has three grown sons and two granddaughters.
on July 31, 2011 :
This is a bawdy tale of the war in Vietnam written by John W. Huffman. It is about the helicopter pilots during this frustrating war. There is action aplenty both on the ground and in the air, having both drama and humour. It was a pleasure to read and I can recommend it to you
(reviewed within a month of purchase)