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Saturday, January 21, 2012

New Book Review at 'Praise Of This Book' Blog

I recently wrote a book review about a World War II pilot's experience in the CBI - the China/Burma/India Theatre.  You can read it here.

In my review, I made a comment about the author trying to get credit for one more 'kill' - shooting down an airplane in combat - long after the fact.  It struck me as odd that a man would be concerned with winning more glory for himself, especially as he approaches the end of his life.

The book made me think about what I would want people to remember about me after I am dead.  Would I want to be remembered as the fighter pilot who shot down 'X' number of enemy aircraft during the war?  Or is killing the enemy something which I would like to leave behind?

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