Question 1: Why did you enlist in the military? > Patriotism- to serve my country. My parents told me we owe a great deal to the United States of America for opportunity to lead a good life in this country. I learned that message at an early age. Question 2: In your training what exercise stood out in your mind ...even today? > All the training I received in boot camp and then also in flight training which turned me from a soft civilian into a mean and lean fighting man! Question 3: What made you an excellent pilot? >Very simply, a lifelong love of flight. Question 4: Why did you write this book? > It (the idea) had been percolating in my mind for a long time that I was granted an extra ordinary life that I wanted to share with others. Question 5: How did your family values influence you? > Tremendously -from an early age, my parents instilled in me the values of hard work, and how you could achieve anything you wanted to do if you worked hard enough and wanted it badly enough. That vision still guides me everyday of my life. Most important in my formative early childhood when were were field workers in the beet fields of central Nebraska during the Great Depression prized possession for First Place Aware for Best Field Work in the Growing Season of 1928 ( I was four years old) out of the thousands of families working in the beet fields, we took 1st Prize- that is AWESOME !