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Meet the Author: Doug DePew (Military history/memoir)


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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2011 11:09:54 AM PST
Doug DePew says:
I hate it when that happens, Lynn. Must be fate.
:-)

I hope everybody out there's having a great weekend! I've been spending some time in the woods reviving my soul. I needed a break.
Doug DePew

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2011 11:23:15 AM PST
I know, that's what I figured too.

Maybe next time, I'll be brave and go to the woods too. Mmm, then again maybe not. I'm too much of a city girl. :)
(Yes, I was in the military but I worked in the Hospital...so no I'm not accustomed to getting dirty at least not with real dirt. <grin>)

It has been a productive weekend. I got the really rough draft of book two typed. Now I just have to get my co-author and me in the same place at the same time to go over the rough spots a few times.

Have a great one!

Lynn

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 9:44:27 AM PST
Doug DePew says:
That's great news, Lynn! It feels good to get that draft down.

My knee has been messed up for days. I've been wearing my knee brace to keep it straight. I wrenched it Friday, and it hurts BAD. It's a little better today, though. That's on top of a general "blue" feeling I've had for weeks, but the mood is improving a bit. I might sneak out in the woods later if my knee is up to it.

If anybody out there would like to check out my books, today is as good as any other day:
SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat is about my time as security for Pershing II nuclear missiles in cold war Germany. It's $2.99 on Kindle or $12.95 in paperback.

Recall! Return of the IRR is only $.99 on Kindle or $8.95 in paperback. It's about my recall to active duty during Operation Desert Storm.

Both books are very personal but written to appeal to anyone who enjoys a good story. They also both contain a lot of irreverent humor.

I hope everybody has a great start to the week!
Thanks,
Doug

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 11:51:57 AM PST
Yes, it does feel good. As you know though there is still more work ahead.

Sorry to hear about your knees. Hope they and you start to feel better soon.

Folks, I know Recall! Return of the IRR is a great book. I think in some ways it's like the movie, "Stripes" while Doug thinks it's like the "Dirty Dozen". Why don't you read it to see for yourself.

Have a great one!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lynn

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 2:53:29 PM PST
Doug DePew says:
Thanks, Lynn! I hope you and everybody else out there in Amazonia have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Doug

Posted on Nov 24, 2011 10:01:50 AM PST
Doug DePew says:
Happy turkey day, everybody!

We're about to go over to my mom's for a small, informal dinner today. Then the big one is at our daughter's Saturday. I hope everybody has a wonderful day.
Doug

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2011 4:20:34 PM PST
Thanks for the well wishes. It was a busy but good day. Sounds like you guys will be well fed. :) I'm sure it beats Army and/or Navy food. ;)

Lynn

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 9:47:43 AM PST
Doug DePew says:
We used to eat over at the Air Force Academy when I was at Fort Carson. We could eat on our meal cards, so we'd run across town when we could during lunch. Yum, yum! Those cadets ate GOOD.
:-)

To everybody out there, if you're looking for some good books to put on that new Kindle, maybe you'd like to check out mine?

SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat is $2.99 on Kindle or $12.95 in paperback. It's autobiographical about my two years as security for Pershing II nuclear missiles in cold war Germany. It has been very popular with cold war veterans and with Germans who lived through that era.

Recall! Return of the IRR picks up the story two years later when I was recalled from IRR for Operation Desert Storm. It's only $.99 on Kindle or $8.95 in paperback.

Both books contain a lot of humor. They can be read in either order if you'd like to check out the second book first. These are light reads that are sure to keep you entertained. I hope you'll take a moment to check them out on this Cyber Monday!
Thanks,
Doug DePew

Posted on Dec 1, 2011 7:09:07 AM PST
Doug DePew says:
Wow! Here it is December already.

I hope everybody is having a wonderful 2011. It's nearly 2012 already...could it be the end of the world???
:-)
Doug

Posted on Dec 3, 2011 10:47:19 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2011 10:48:37 AM PST
Doug DePew says:
If anybody's looking for something to load onto that new Kindle, you might check out my books. They're great for anybody who enjoys military history, memoirs, humor, travel, or just an interesting story. Anybody that served in the military in the 1970s, 80s, or 90s or anybody that's curious what it was like would probably enjoy these books a lot. They are entertaining in an Animal House sort of way...with some little known history scattered throughout. If you enjoy National Lampoon, you'd probably enjoy these books, though.

SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat is only $2.99.

Recall! Return of the IRR is only $.99.

If you get them, I hope you enjoy them.
Thanks,
Doug

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 9:00:08 AM PST
Doug DePew says:
Well, it's a new week. If there's anybody out there who might like a different type of military memoir, you might check out either one of my books.

Here's the latest review of SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat.

4.0 out of 5 stars The way it was, November 10, 2011
By Lee Boyland "Author: The Rings of Allah, Amer... (Melbourne, FL United States) - See all my reviewsThis review is from: SAT & BAF!: Memories of a Tower Rat (Paperback)

Young men, graduates of the Infantry School, arrive in Germany and are assigned to a special unit that guard's Pershing II nuclear missiles. They are given a high-pressure assignment that requires a secret security clearance with no preparation or special training for the job. Not what they expected.

Doug DePew tells it like it was, not something the average civilian can understand or relate to. You have to have been in the program to understand the pressure and responsibilities associated with nukes and guarding them. SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat is part of the "Cold War" story, and what it took to win. Unfortunately, the importance of the Cold War is being deleted from history books, along with much of what made America great.

For those not familiar with military terms, I suggest creating a glossary as you read. SAT and BAF, the reader discovers on page 56 mean Security Alert Team and Backup Alert Force. Guard towers were placed around the Pershing site and the men who manned them were "Tower Rats."

DePew's book is insightful, and gives the reader a peek into a corner of the secret world that protected the U.S. from the USSR. DePew and his buddies were hard drinking, brawling, fraulein-chasing, pranksters who, when duty called, seriously guarded the warheads and missiles from Soviet and peacenick attacks. Men who bonded and always had each others back. Men I would have been proud to have commanded, and I can speak from the experience of having had a couple of NCOs who were like DePew and his buddies.

I enjoyed the lieutenant and the password scene. I never forgot a password, but it brought back memories of a couple of men who did, and one who talked too much about them. I was very pleased to note that while the author and his buddies had numerous run-ins with the MPs, there was never a security breach or incident, and when all is said and done, that's all that matters.

The book contains descriptions of the author's travels through out Germany, Spain and Switzerland, along beer, wine and frauleins. I think DePew had a good time.

Having been a member of the nuclear fraternity, I appreciated DePews' story and will keep the book on my shelf.

Posted on Dec 6, 2011 7:20:14 AM PST
Doug DePew says:
Good morning, everyone!

I guess it's time to see if anybody has a Kindle to load up.

Recall! Return of the IRR is still only $.99 on Kindle, and it's a great way to see if you like my writing. Here's the synopsis:

There hadn't been a full-scale recall of the Individual Ready Reserves since the Korean War. In January of 1991, with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, many people believed it would take World War III to trigger a recall of the IRR. Many people were wrong.

They came from cities and farms and towns in every corner of the country. With only a few days' notice, they quit their jobs, dropped out of college, kissed their girlfriends or wives, and got on planes to Atlanta, Georgia with nothing but the clothes on their backs. They had long hair, beards, and bad attitudes. They descended by the thousands on Fort Benning, Georgia, and they were not happy about it at all.

In this entertaining, true story, the author relates his own experiences as one of twenty-thousand IRR recalls who were ordered back to active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm. In a story reminiscent of "The Dirty Dozen" times ten thousand, the author takes you through the entire experience from beginning to end. He carries you along for the ride and explains exactly what it was like to be a recall. With the many IRR recalls over the last ten years of warfare, this first hand account could shed some light on how the current era of recalls began. (29,000 words +/-)

This book still only has one review on Amazon, but I've gotten a ton of positive feedback from people reading it. I'm confident that's it's an entertaining read. There just haven't been many who chose to leave a review yet. I hope you'll check it out, and if you do...I hope you enjoy it!
Thanks,
Doug

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 8:58:07 AM PST
Doug DePew says:
Hi, everybody. I hope you're all remembering Pearl Harbor today. Seventy years ago today.
Doug

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 3:17:21 PM PST
Hi Doug,

Sorry it has been so long since I've been on here. It has been crazy time here at the house. Let's just say the leak is fixed and I don't have to do towel patrol any more. :)

It's hard to believe how much has happened in the last seventy years. Not to mention how many wars we've fought in since that time.

Lynn

Posted on Dec 8, 2011 5:17:08 AM PST
Doug DePew says:
Hi, Lynn! It's good to see you. Yes it is amazing.

My grandpa was there, by the way. He wasn't in the Navy. He was across at the Army post when Pearl Harbor happened...ended up fighting the entire war in the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to VJ Day. One of these days, I plan to go visit his grave on Pearl Harbor day. He's buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary in St. Louis.

I hope everybody out there's having a good day today.
Doug

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2011 8:27:38 AM PST
That is interesting. You should do that one day.

Maybe readers could support that by seeing what happen to you when you got called up for the Individual Ready Reserves. It is such a good read and for only 99 cents they can share a piece of history with you.

Lynn

Posted on Dec 10, 2011 12:52:43 PM PST
Doug DePew says:
Thanks, Lynn.

This is awesome! I just took a break on my second shelf of a huge bookshelf project I'm doing and looked at Smashwords. I'm listed as a favorite author on Smashwords!!

Thanks, db123 in Canada. I'm glad you enjoyed SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat.
:-)
Doug

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 11:58:11 AM PST
Doug DePew says:
Wow! I just noticed that there are only eleven days left to fill up that new Kindle you're giving as a present.

If anybody out there knows somebody who enjoys entertaining, military memoirs, you might check out my books.

SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat is about my two years as security for Pershing II nuclear missiles in 1980s, Cold War Germany. It is $2.99 on Kindle and has a lot of great reviews.

Recall! Return of the IRR is only $.99 on Kindle. It's about my recall to active duty for Operation Desert Storm.

Both books document history that's rarely discussed in a fast-paced, humorous manner. The events are historic, but the day to day life was sometimes quite entertaining. They're also both available in paperback. I hope you check them out and enjoy them.
Thanks,
Doug DePew

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2011 4:44:59 PM PST
You're welcome.

That is awesome that you got listed as a favorite author on Smashwords.

Lynn

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2011 4:48:46 PM PST
I'm hoping that Santa will give me a Amazon gift card so I can support Indie Authors. Maybe if someone has a PC they can download the Kindle for PC application (It works great for me) and use an Amazon gift card for Kindle downloads.

Hope everyone is having a great one!

Lynn

Posted on Dec 14, 2011 5:08:05 PM PST
Doug,

You might be interested in something I just posted:

http://www.amazon.com/forum/meet%20our%20authors/ref=cm_cd_pg_next?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx2UYC1FC06SU8S&cdPage=2&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=Tx2BEDASFYW2HAR

Lynn

Posted on Dec 16, 2011 12:36:37 PM PST
Doug DePew says:
That's cool, Lynn! I went and checked it out.

I just noticed that some people have been picking up the paperback of SAT & BAF!: Memories of a Tower Rat!! It must have looked good for a stocking stuffer. That's exciting. I'm happy that our story is getting out there.

Anybody who wants an inexpensive way to check out my books should grab Recall! Return of the IRR while it's still only $.99 on Kindle!
TGIF!
Doug DePew

Posted on Dec 16, 2011 3:01:18 PM PST
Doug DePew says:
Hey! I just found out that SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat was reviewed for Reader Views!! It's a pretty good review. He thought there was too much profanity and partying, but I actually toned both down a LOT from how it really was. I just wanted to give a taste. Overall, it sounds like he liked it.
http://www.readerviews.com/ReviewDePewSAT.html

Not a bad review. I'm pretty happy with it.
Doug

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2011 4:04:52 PM PST
It could be a main gift too. I've gotten books as a main present before. I always love reading books...just usually short on time. That's the great thing about books...they are generally there when you are ready to get back to them.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2011 4:40:36 PM PST
Doug DePew says:
They're wonderful friends.
:-)
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