In his military memoirs, Don Westerfield Sr. shares an intimate look inside his experience of serving in the Indiana Air National Guard and the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1991. From an eager Midwestern teenager whose parents refused early enlistment to a grease monkey working on iconic planes, he ascended to the highest enlisted military rank of chief master sergeant. With humor and candor, "Echoes of Engines and Men: Memoirs of an Air Guardsman" chronicles the lessons he learned and taught, aircraft he worked on and flew in, and the people, places and adventures that filled his life as an airman, aviation mechanic and unit member of the 181st Tactical Fighter Group.
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About the Author
Don Westerfield Sr. is a poet, short story author and contributor to numerous collections of poetry. He is a member of the Florida Writers Association and the Suncoast Writers Guild and a founding member of the Englewood Authors. He graduated magna cum laude from Indiana State University, taught Aviation History at his alma mater, served during the Korean War, and retired in 1991 as a Chief Master Sergeant and the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commander of the Indiana Air National Guard and Indiana's State Adjutant General.