Wednesday, January 24, 2007

You're invited!

A book signing and reception for local author John Welch, USAF Ret.; will be held Wednesday, January 31 at 4 pm at the Devereaux Library at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Welch has just published his third book, My Year in Vietnam. In 1966 Colonel Welch was sent to Viet Nam to serve as an Air Liaison Officer with the Army of the Republic of Viet Nam. During his year in Southeast Asia Welch commanded Forward Air Controllers, flew aerial reconnaissance and directed air strikes. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. This book chronicles his year in Viet Nam.

Welch, a veteran of World War II, retired from the Air Force in 1970. He has written and published two other books based on his military career, Dead Engine Kids and
B-36 Days at Rapid City. Welch has written numerous aviation and military training manuals and edited a number of other works.

The public is invited to the January 31 reception. Welch will be available to sign any of his works. Copies of his books will be available.