Beyond Pioneers - Memoirs of an Air Force Fire Chief
From first flight at Kitty Hawk to the Apollo space exploration missions, fire and emergency crews have observed and ensured safe air transport at Air Force bases across the globe.
For 42 years, Fire Chief Douglas E. Courchene lived Air Force and civil fire prevention. These are his memories of events the world may (or may not) have heard of, but Chief Courchene lived and breathed and sometimes was grateful he simply survived.
This personal tale covers the more-than four decades from WWII to the last decades of the 20th century. If you have an interest in things military or simply like a good read, get this book today.
You won’t be able to put Chief Courchene's story down. You will relive a time in history that changed the world forever alongside the men that were there in the midst of every event recorded in Chief Courchene’s book.
When you finish this memoir, you will feel like you were there, in the flames, on the tarmac, doing what you could to make the United States Air Force better, stronger and safer for the men who fly the world’s skies to protect our country and ensure our way of life.
About the Author:
Chief Douglas E. Courchene had 42 years in the Army Air Force and Civil Service firefighting profession, and was elevated to Fire Protection Superintendent, Strategic Air Command, Omaha, Nebraska, and Fire Protection Specialist, Tactical Air Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.
He graduated from the Strategic Air Command Non-Commission Officer’s Academy, West Drayton, England, April 1955, graduated from Writer’s Digest School, Cincinnati, Ohio, writing to sell non-fiction, in September 1986. He was a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators and graduated from the arson investigation course, Federal Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, Maryland.
He published the Retired Air Force Fire Chiefs’ Quarterly Newsletter for 11 years.
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