From the Author
I believe that most of us have hidden something in our lives or had something gnawing away at our spirit that separated us from community and the human family. We have all felt "less than," from time to time. For me, being gay had stopped me from serving two of my greatest loves in life, God and country. Through the eye of the storm, I came to the realization that each one of us has something to give and that gift is desperately needed in our world. This is the story of my life, the lives of truly heroic Americans, and the transformation of my spirit that took place rather unexpectedly in a small Mississippi community--a community Katrina nearly washed away.
Cholene Espinoza, May 2006
About the Author
Captain Cholene Espinoza, currently a United Airlines pilot, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1987. In 1992 she became the second woman selected to fly the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, and was awarded the Air Medal for combat missions over Iraq and the former Yugoslavia. She is a military correspondent for Talk Radio News Service and lives in New York City.