TACAMO AUTHOR PUBLISHED!

Lew McIntyre has just published two books. They are "The Eagle and the Dragon, a Novel of Rome and China" and "Come, Follow Me, a Story of Pilate and Jesus." The "Eagle and the Dragon" is a full-length novel, a fictional account of Roman diplomatic mission to China, and like most first missions, everything went wrong. It is based on actual diplomatic contacts between the two superpowers of their day, and has good reviews from British historians and has been twenty years on the making. Also "Come, Follow Me" is a short story of that first Easter weekend, told through Pontius Pilate's eyes... with a twist at the end. You can get both on Amazon by searching for the title, or my name which w

TACAMO Fallen Brother Bob Downey

July 7, 1942 - January 27, 2017 TACAMO Pioneer Departing The first two TACAMO ‘home-grown’ Skippers, serving in the early 1980s were Fil Baca now of Oak Harbor Washington and Bob Downey, of late of the Tampa Florida region. Fil led VQ-3 as it stood up to full 100% airborne coverage with new Hercs while Bob led VQ-4 as it continued to soldiered on with the mission ops they started in the early 70s. In his career, Bob (as did Fil) started as a white hat, later was commissioned and served as a Naval Flight Officer before TACAMO was ever a warfare specialty. He served in VQ-3 and VQ-4 with tours aboard a carrier as the Comm Officer, a pioneering duty that he and Fil both executed at nearly th

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