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Tom Young has logged nearly 4,000 hours as a flight engineer for the Air National Guard in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, and elsewhere, including Latin America, the Horn of Africa, and the Far East. Military honors include two Air Medals, three Aerial Achievement Medals, and the Air Force Combat Action Medal. He continues to serve with the Air National Guard as a Senior Master Sergeant.
He holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and studied writing there and at the Sewanee Writers' Conference, among other places. He is also the author of the oral history The Speed of Heat: An Airlift Wing at War in Iraq and Afghanistan, and contributed to the anthology Operation Homecoming, edited by Andrew Carroll. Young lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
Second book also rates five stars = had some of the same characters as the first book which is a plus for me. It was also full of action and very well written. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Harry T Cornwall
Silent Enemy is an incredibly detailed, yet fast paced thriller that truly puts the reader in the cockpit of the USAFs largest transport plane. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sean K. Quinn
I enjoyed the story but as I got into the ending chapters I found a technical glitch that really amused me. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Old Cop
In his first work (Mullah's Storm) Young was a bit weak with character development, but in Silent Enemy, he appears to have hit his stride. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Doug V
I read Thomas Young's first book [Mullah's ] because my husband piloted C-130 aircraft in the USAF. Read morePublished 13 months ago by M. CRAIG
This book is a tribute to the training that today's flight crews go through. There are no better examples in real life than the miracles of the emergency landing of a commercial... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Boomerang
Most of the action takes place in a cargo aircraft ferrying wounded civilians, military personnel, and local citizens from Afghanistan to Germany . Read morePublished 14 months ago by Orion Lyonesse
Tom Young has written a sequel to THE MULLAH'S STORM that is better than the first. Young continues with the two main characters - Air Force pilot MAJ Parson and Army linguist... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Robert Enzenauer