Saturday, December 07, 2019

GANDER: The 101st Airborne and the Arrow Tragedy of 1985

By Michael T. Flynn, Lt. Gen. (R) U.S. Army

GANDER: The 101st Airborne's Arrow Tragedy of 1985
Gander is a story of tragedy and tribute that resonates louder today more than it did when Arrow Air Flight R1285JW blew apart December 12th, 1985, carrying 256 souls (248 American Soldiers from the famed 101st Airborne Division and 8 Arrow Air crew members).

Author Saul M. Montes-Bradley tells a chilling and historic account of the events leading up to the tragedy, organizes and then describes details never seen since the investigation, and honestly describes the enemy we still face that claimed responsibility and likely caused this tragedy.

In modern times, we face a very dangerous enemy, one who has deep ties to enemies we faced in our past and some still trying to defeat our way of life.

Gander is an easy to read and understand book that screams out for a more serious debate on the true nature of the tragedy itself, if not to simply pay tribute to the fallen, then to better prepare readers to comprehend how political posturing can lead to future tragedies that could have even greater untold consequences.

Read this book!
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