The author, Daniel T. Sanchez begins his journey of wearing uniforms as a small child when he becomes a Cub Scout and then a Boy Scout. As a teenager, as he absorbs family traditions and ethical values, the author becomes a Sea Scout and, as he comes of age in Compton, California, he joins the United States Air Force about the same time he meets and marries the love of his life, Mona.
39 Years of Blue captures the mood of the times of a country involved in war, and the tension of a young Sergeant who is welcomed by bombings in the barracks of Vietnam.
Daniel T. Sanchez then continues serving his country in places like Thailand, Spain, Florida, Alaska and Arizona as he is promoted until becoming a Master Sergeant, and finally retiring after twenty years of service.
39 Years of Blue will take the reader through a journey where in spite of the war, the distance, and the dangers, family unity, fun and love prevail.
Daniel T. Sanchez:
Grew up in Compton California. Enlisted in the USAF Nov 1967, retired Aug 1988 as MSgt, 15 years overseas, Vietnam, Thailand, Spain, California, Florida, Arizona. 7 years at ASU libraries, 13 years at Maricopa Community College Libraries. retired 2009. Email the author