About the Author
Robert E. Burtt was born in Du Bois, PA in 1954. An alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh, he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Political Science, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration there. He has always had a deep fascination with history and military studies. Mr. Burtt has had a variety of careers; he taught as an assistant at the University of Pittsburgh, and has worked in banking, retail, and real estate. He currently works as a minor functionary in the Federal Government for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and served as a Petty Officer 3rd Class from 1976 to 1981—a rare period of peace for the United States. He was stationed for two and a half years at the U.S. Naval Air Facility in Sigonella, Sicily, and for a year and a half on the carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69. While on the USS Eisenhower he participated in the naval and air blockade of Iran during the Tehran hostage crisis during 1980. He was awarded the Navy Expeditionary Medal, two Navy “Battle E” Ribbons, the Navy Unit Commendation, and the Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 879, Cranberry Township, PA where he was Post Adjutant. Mr. Burtt has authored, or co-authored numerous academic works and monographs. Wait Until Sunset is his third book. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with his wife Grace, and a dog named Ashes.
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