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William N. Edwards, Lt/Colonel USAF (Retired)
Pennsylvania-born Bill Edwards was eleven years old when his family moved to Los Angeles in the heart of the Great Depression. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the then U.S. Army Air Corps. He attended college at night during his military career, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in History from the University of Southern Mississippi.
He served as an airplane mechanic, then as an aerial navigator and bombardier on B-17’s and B-29’s during World War II. He became a jet fighter pilot just before the start of the Korean War. In he Vietnamese War, he flew as pilot/airborne forward air controller. He has been stationed in India, China, Mariana Islands, England, Germany, France, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Turkey and the Philippines. Among his 33 decorations are two Distinguished Flying Crosses, a Bronze Star and eight Air Medals.
His travels have also taken him to Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, Denmark, Greenland, Iceland, Austria, Australia, Greece, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Thailand. Bill has been writing fiction since retiring from the U.S. Air Force. The Miracle of EDSA, as fictional tale set at a time of near-civil war and religious devotion in the Philippines during the overthrow of President Marcos, was published in 2000. His second publication, Twin Vendetta, is a thrilling suspense novel set during World War II.