Against the odds, Chris Stricklin and Joel Neeb are survivors. Chris ejected from the F‐16 he was piloting during a Thunderbirds airshow; Joel was diagnosed with a rare and often fatal cancer. Both men wanted something good to come from their experiences, and together they wrote Survivor’s Obligation: Navigating an Intentional Life, to be released Oct. 1, 2019, from Elva Resa Publishing.
Paul Dillon, illustrator of N is for Never Forget: POW-MIA A to Z, presented copies of the book to Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and other dignitaries on POW-MIA Recognition Day, Sept. 19, 2019. N is for Never Forget was written by Nancy Polette.
Seasons of My Military Student: Practical Ideas for Parents and Teachers, by Amanda Trimillos, EdD, and Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman, won the Military Writer’s Society of America gold medal for best reference book of 2019.
Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft will receive the proclamation of Missouri as the first POW-MIA State from the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum at 1 PM Central on September 20, 2019, POW-MIA Recognition Day, at the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.