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Norman Phillips

Norman Phillips was raised by his illiterate, Polish grandparents. He enlisted in the Army Aircorps, became a pilot and was a decorated fighter pilot in WW-II. He was a parachutist and mountain climber. During the Viet Nam war, his F-105 was shot down in Laos in 1968. After a high-speed ejection, and a hair-raising rescue, retired and went to college. He earned a BFA and MFA and taught sculpture at the University of Massachusetts for 19 years and then started writing. He is the author of "Throw...See more