By Ben Olson
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.
While we have you ...
... if you appreciate that access to the news, opinion, humor, entertainment and cultural reporting in the Sandpoint Reader is freely available in our print newspaper as well as here on our website, we have a favor to ask. The Reader is locally owned and free of the large corporate, big-money influence that affects so much of the media today. We're supported entirely by our valued advertisers and readers. We're committed to continued free access to our paper and our website here with NO PAYWALL - period. But of course, it does cost money to produce the Reader. If you're a reader who appreciates the value of an independent, local news source, we hope you'll consider a voluntary contribution. You can help support the Reader for as little as $1.
You can contribute at either Paypal or Patreon.Contribute at Patreon Contribute at Paypal