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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Surviving Viet Nam Tales of a Narcoleptic Hangar Rat

With the addition of Specialst-5 Noah B. Dillion, now lists 1258 servicembers who haved authored 3976 books.  Additionally, Dillion's book is the 138th former military member to write about the Vietnam War.

Noah B. Dillion was drafted into the United States Army in January 1968. His active service includes “13 months in IV Corps serving with two historical aviation companies:  As a school trained 67B20 Bird Dog Crew Chief for 9 months at Soc Trang Army Airfield, 221st Recon Airplane Company; and, having been promoted in July 1969 to SP-5 in an OJT slot with the infamous 114th AHC located at Vinh Long Army Airfield as NCOIC of the Electrical hangar crew PMOS 68F20 until December 1969.”

In 1973, Noah B. Dillion “enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard in Sept 1973 and spent five days in the tornado zones around Frankfort in April 1974 earning an active duty ribbon.” According to Dillion, he “proudly wear the Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/palm device and Kentucky National Guard Active Duty Ribbon;. Air Crewman’s Badge, Expert Marksman’s Badge w/M-14 & M-16 bars, Presidential Unit Citation and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry Unit Citation.” Noah B. Dillion is the author of Surviving Viet Nam Tales of a Narcoleptic Hangar Rat.

Noah B. Dillion said about Surviving Viet Nam Tales of a Narcoleptic Hangar Rat, “This is not purely a book of war stories, it is a testimonial about my life long struggle with severe Narcolepsy/Cataplexy. I call Narcolepsy the "sleeping monster" because it knows no master. It has dominated my life since early childhood. The impact on my social life is nothing compared to the many who have become victims without knowing what was causing their incredible feelings of fatigue and sleepiness. I hope that this book will help one person find their way out of the "fog of Narcolepsy and into the sunlight of a new life". This is possible through professional diagnosis and treatment.”

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