Author Ric Hunter coming to the Eastpoint Library

Firehammer and Ric HunterThe Eastpoint Branch of Franklin County Public Library is excited to welcome author, Ric Hunter who will be discussing his book “Firehammer.”

Hunter  is a retired Air Force colonel, fighter pilot and author of the historical fiction novel, FIREHAMMER. The book is based on a true story, but is not a wartime memoir and is not self-published. It is the story of a teenage friendship with a marine, Tim, pictured on the cover, his death from an North Vietnamese Army sniper, and a young fighter pilot’s arrival in Thailand some nine years later to even the score with the North Vietnamese Army.

He subsequently lead a mission against the Cambodian Khmer Rouge (of Killing Fields fame) that is called the last battle of Vietnam. That battle put the last 41 names on the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial.

FIREHAMMER was recently nominated for a Pulitzer prize in 2015 and has won several awards. The author has developed a Power Point presentation that is entitled: “Come Fly With Me; The F-4 Phantom II and the Last Battle of Vietnam.” This will be shown Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 6:30 pm.  Of course this is a free event, and the author will have books available for sale.  Light refreshments will be served.