CEO Robert M. Fletcher Jr shuddered when his father came into his office at his midsize publishing company and told him he had just finished writing his memoirs; he certainly had to know what was coming next. To his surprise, the book was surprisingly well written and interesting; so began the father and son journey that brought them closer together as they embarked on this new publishing adventure together. He learned that his father’s military life was a lot more colorful then he had imagined, and he also learned to respect the man even more.
The book covers the period of Robert M. Fletcher Senior’s life from the time of his enlistment just after the end of WWII to the time of his retirement with full honors in 1972. It was a time when his father started out as an enlisted member and somehow ended up amazingly achieving the rank of Major.
The book starts out with Major Fletcher’s time spent training at Fort Benning, Georgia. From there, it is a journey that spans two wars, Korea and Vietnam, and will take you with Major Fletcher on his stops in Fort Benning, Las Vegas, Warner-Robbins, Georgia, postwar Japan, Korea, Germany and Okinawa. He will share his stories not only in words, but with a vast assortment of photos too. It truly gives a unique perspective on what Major Fletcher saw and experienced in 25 productive years as a meteorologist in the United States Air Force.
Major Fletcher likes to describe the time as a walk hand in hand with what Tom Brokaw affectionately referred to as “America’s greatest generation.” It is a generation that helped launch America to the top of the world stage in so many ways. In the book it reveals that each and every day produced a new adventure for Major Fletcher; not all were good, but they were learning experiences and adventures nonetheless. It is 25 years that the Major looks back on very fondly. It was a time when not only were there wars going on, but relationships were built upon and families were raised too.
The book ended up being published just before Major Fletcher’s 85th birthday, and Robert Fletcher Jr laughs about how excited his father was to go out and sell it and do book signings. How does the son feel his dad’s book turned out? Here is a direct quote from him:
“I am pleased beyond belief at how this memoir looks and feels. His is truly ‘a life well lived.’ It has been my sincere personal pleasure to publish ‘Always a New Adventure.'” – Robert Fletcher, SBPRA CEO
The book is titled “”An Airman’s Journey” and it has been said it is a must read for those that served at the same time as Major Fletcher. I recommend checking out.
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