Retired USAF Colonel Rick Hudlow Releases SHAMROCK 22

Oklahoma City, OK

Colonel Rick Hudlow is no stranger to international conflict. As the leader of a crew that participated in the nuclear deterrence effort during the Cold War, Hudlow experienced first-hand the challenges of leadership in war, which he reveals in his new memoir, "Shamrock 22."

"Shamrock 22" shares the inspiring and unique stories of the young aviator's journey growing up amidst the developing aviation industry, his participation in multiple global conflicts as a member of the United States Air Force and his transition into civilian business.

Hudlow also provides an intriguing and revealing look at his crew members directly involved in the delivery of nuclear weapons to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. With a focus on the dangers and responsibilities the Strategic Air Command took on, Hudlow works to highlight the intense effort and sacrifices of the crew in order to deter a nuclear exchange.

"Today, there is little awareness of the role played by Strategic Air Command during the period of high friction between the USA and the USSR," Hudlow said. "My B-52 Crew and I were on the front line in the conflict and part of the forces that were the lever, or the "Big Stick", that President Kennedy used to contain or dampen the dangerous ambition of the Soviet leaders at the time."

Hudlow, whose experiences include World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and the Cold War, sheds light on the importance of commitment, responsibility, effective management and friendship in "Shamrock 22."

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"Shamrock 22: An Aviator's Story"
By: Colonel Rick Hudlow
Hardback: $31.99
Paperback: $23.95
E-Book: $3.99
ISBN: 9781467028103

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About the author
Rick Hudlow grew up surrounded by the aviation industry and enlisted in the United States Army in 1943, before the separation of the Air Force. He spent his career in the armed forces flying a variety of aircraft, including the C-47, the B-47 and the B-52. Hudlow's business career took him all over the world, and, now a retired colonel from the USAF, he lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with his wife of 67 years.
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