Ben R. Games, PhD, Major, CW-4, TCNA-6, flew bombers and night fighters during WWII, then Jet Fighters for the USAF during the Korean War, and Chinook helicopters in Vietnam for the 1st Cavalry Division. He is a member of the North American Mach Busters Club and of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society with 737 recorded combat hours. After 35 years he retired from military flying in 1978 and later became the manager of the Turks & Caicos National Airline.
He served in Vietnam as a pilot with the 228 Aviation Battalion, Company B, 1st Cavalry Division, and is a life member of Army Aviation Class 43K, 1st Cavalry Division Association, MOAA, USAF Association, VHPA, DFC Society, National Guard Association of the US, Camp Grayling Officers Club, VFW, American Legion, and the DAV.
During his military service Ben was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism, Bronze Star, 14 Air Medals, Army Commen-dation Medal with “V” Device, National Defense Service Medal w/3 Bronze Service Stars, MI Medals of Valor w/Oak leaf cluster, two Legion of Merit. Vietnam Campaign Medal w/1960 device, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm Unit Citation, and Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal of Honor with First Class Unit Citation.
During the past fifty years, stories of his flying adventures have been read by people around the world. They range from a child’s Christmas story, biographical adventures, to science fiction.
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Conspiracy to Rape America
This story is a semi-biographical tale taken from the journals of 1st Lieutenant Ben R. Games, 4th Fighter Squadron, USAF, written from 1948–50 during the start of the Korean War. This war or "Police Action" was fought with the United Nations establishing the rules of engagement. These rules were designed to give advantage to the Communist Chinese soldiers who out-numbered the Americans 5-1.
A Terrorist's Mirror
A non-fiction story of a Chief Warrant Officer of the US Army taking his wife on a trip through a free fire zone in Vietnam to act as bait for an ambush. The success of the trap depended upon complete secrecy, and needed to appear logical and genuine to the North Vietnamese. Find out how they pulled it off.
Balls of Fire
Set in 1970 during the Vietnam War, this semi-biographical story was compiled from the journal of Ben R. Games, PhD. He flew for the 1st Cavalry Division. He and his crew flew many missions and even received the Distinguished Flying Cross for their efforts. The story is told from the perspective of Chinook #037 while it flew for Company “B” stationed at Thai Firebase Bear Cat, Vietnam.
Confession of a CIA Interrogator
This is a nonfiction story covering 2 1/2 years of a CIA Contract Agent in Vietnam. The CIA developed a system to give the US Army time to leave Vietnam in a controlled military disengagement. This plan was so secret that no name was given to it. See how a CIA Contract Agent helped helped Bill Colby's CIA give the US Army time to save themselves.
GALAXY SLAVES, the sequel to Beyond, is a story about people like us who live on other worlds. One world is a planet similar to earth called Zoran. The people were hunted for food by a race of reptilian cold-blooded creatures called Altairons or Dragons.
Who Stole the Train?
This short, nonfiction semi-biographical story from WWII tells of an Army Officer and five enlisted men racing the Russians to capture a Japanese experimental laser cannon. The weapon is located on a cliff overlooking the Sea of Japan. Read this entertaining account to find out who ultimately won the race and the extremes they went to in order to complete their mission!
The King of Zoran decided Earth was the place to find a new battle captain to win the battle against the Altairons. So, in 1947 flying saucers were ordered to Roswell, New Mexico. The plan was to attract enough attention that the US Army and Air Force would try to attack. Then they could find the lead man and capture him. Sequel: Galaxy Slaves. Facts mix with fiction for great action.
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