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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.
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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 8 months ago by Robert Enzenauer
Another page turner from an author that is up there with the best!!!! A page turner from beginning to end. Read in 2 sittings!!!Published 9 months ago by Greg Erdman
Real good not as good as mullah a bit predictable, ending a bit bland, more character development would have been nicePublished 9 months ago by booker
This ,kept me wanting to keep on reading. The suspense was tremendous. Commander Parsons and SGT Maj. Gold make a terrific team.Published 10 months ago by Luis Santiago
Easy reading and carry over of characters good. Good action. It was a depiction of what is happening in the read world.Published 11 months ago by Benjamin F. Harrison