From The Cockpit
The True-Life Story of Tex Atkinson
When President Harry Truman ordered American troops to Korea via the United Nations, the majority of our nation read the headlines, muttered something like "Old Harry! He´s got his dander up again," and went back to the business at hand.
Few, if any, were interested in a new war. But despite the bad timing the show opened along a man-made line called the 38th parallel. It played for three years, killed over 50,000 of our fighting men and closed quietly where it started.
From the cockpit is the true-life story of author, Tex Atkinson. It is a powerful book, a personal tale of love, life, war, and family told simply and honestly with a writing style that takes you from tears to laughter and back again. Each word draws you closer, and soon you are turning pages, seeing the world through the eyes of a boy who became a man during the Korean War.