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About The Eagle’s Last Flight

Skip O’Neill’s first assignment as a young lieutenant places him among hard drinking World War II and Korean War era fighter pilots who quickly teach him their ways. During the Cold War and Vietnam War, he proves to be a skillful and courageous pilot who faces dangers of all kinds with equanimity. But the greatest—and most deadly danger—materializes years after he volunteers to be an observer at an atomic test site.

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“Four F-100 Super Saber jet fighters, looking sleek and mean, circled the target like birds of prey impatient for the kill…”

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“This is one of the best books about fighter pilots during the Cold War, life in the military, war and humans who do it.” - Major General Don Shepperd (USAF, Ret.), Author and former CNN Military Analyst
“When one finishes the book, pilot or not, they will find themselves having several moments of quiet reflection, not unlike finishing a Richard Bach book.” - Mark Berent, Author of the Rolling Thunder series
“Explosive! For the serious aviation buff, Ron Standerfer, a veteran Air Force fighter pilot during the Cold War and Vietnam War is eminently qualified to pen this rare, must-have book.” - Bill Guenon, Author, Secret and Dangerous: Night of the Son Tay POW Raid