About the Author
A master parachutist and ranger, Keith E. Bonn (1956—2005) served in various airborne, infantry, and light infantry command and staff assignments in the continental United States and Korea, as well as a joint assignment in Central America. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, he earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago. Attributing his passion for the military to his heritage as the son, grandson, and great-grandson of NCOs, Bonn was the author of several books on professional military topics. After retiring from the military, he founded The Aberjona Press, a small publishing company specializing in World War II historical literature, where he was editor-in-chief. Warrior, scholar, loving husband, proud father, and dear friend, he will be terribly missed.
From the Paperback edition.