My wife, Robin, likes to tease me that I'm a creature of habit.
She's right, of course (as she usually is).
This is especially true with books or movies that I really like. There are a handful of flicks that I've watched 20 times during my life. And there are books that I've read an equal number of times.
One of those "favorite" books is Baa Baa Black Sheep, the autobiography of U.S. Marine Corps ace Gregory "Pappy" Boyington. Pappy got his nickname (he was also known as "Gramps") because he was commanding a squadron of 20-somethings at the advanced age of 31 - ancient for a combat pilot at the time.
Boyington, who'd also flown for Claire Chennault's American Volunteer Group (AVG),more popularly known as the Flying Tigers, shot down somewhere between 22 and 28 planes (depending on the account), making him a quadruple ace. He spent time as a POW. And he won the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Boyington was flamboyant. And he was controversial. But he was also a difference-maker when America needed such personalities. And he was a guy I wish I'd had the chance to meet.
We want to be a "difference-maker" for you.
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