Continuing Education



A little more than halfway through the second novel of the Wingsseries, and I’m finding that I don’t know squat about the Korean War. Basically, I know that it lasted about two years, that my brother was born two days before it started, that it was a United Nations “police action,” and that my uncle, B.N. King, served with distinction in the war. When I wrote On Wings of the Morning,I drew on a near-lifetime of interest in and study of World War II. Even at that, I had to do research to get the details right. Now I’m educating myself on the Korean War and particularly the air war. Education is good for everyone, no matter how old we are or how much we think we know. (Duh.)


About huckfinn47

I taught high school English for 32 years, all at Robinson High School in Fairfax, VA. My students called me "Mr. V," and I was fortunate to have some terrific young people in my classes. I have made contact with some of them, particularly on Facebook, and enjoy seeing what they're up to. My other nickname, given to me by our then assistant pastor Jim Vaught, is Lieutenant Dan, after the Gary Sinise character in Forrest Gump, one of my favorite movies. I never got anywhere near military service, so the name is somewhat ironic. I greatly admire our troops and respect their sacrifices. On the Wings of Morning is my first novel worth talking about.
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