About the Author
Howard Kirkpatrick used to listen to his brother's stories of flying missions along the coast of the Soviet Union. His brother was a Commander in the U.S. Navy flying the RA5C Vigilante. Kirkpatrick made several trips to the Soviet Union and Russia. Kirkpatrick is a graduate of California State University at Chico and is the owner of an independent insurance agency located in Redding, Ca. He is married and has four daughters, nine grandchildren and one great grandson.