Collier book accepted into naval library

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Sandpoint author and retired combat helicopter pilot Bill Collier was treated to a special honor this week when his first book was accepted into the Emil Buehler Naval Aviation Library in Pensacola, Fla.

“The Adventures of a Helicopter Pilot: Flying the H-34 helicopter in Vietnam for the United States Marine Corps,” was first published in 2014 and serves as a first-hand account of Collier’s combat flying experiences in Vietnam.”

The Emily Buehler Naval Aviation Library is the repository of archival collections of the National Naval Aviation Museum. Archives at the library focus primarily on the development of U.S. Naval Aviation from 1911 to present.

“I am excited to have my book recognized by such an august organization, and to have it made available to the patrons of the museum,” Collier said.

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