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The topic asking if it helps to announce your book in the Book Bazaar reminded me to check on mine. Then I realized that I hadn't announced it!

Here is my book for your consideration.

SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat is a memoir of my two years providing security for the controversial Pershing II nuclear missiles in cold war Germany. I was there from 1986 to 1988 with C 2/4 Infantry, and it was a very interesting time to be in western Europe. We lived history.

This is a military memoir, but it is unlike most military memoirs. It's not a war story. It is what it was like to serve in Europe during the Cold War. Millions of us were there during that forty-five year period, and almost none of our stories have been told. I decided to tell mine for all of us because it was a story that needed to be told. I had an interesting time with a bunch of fascinating people, but it was by no means unique. I was one of millions. I've had many vets contact me to thank me.

There is enough military stuff to keep military enthusiasts entertained, enough romance to keep the lovers reading, enough action to keep you turning the pages, a variety of travel around Europe to share what I saw and did, and plenty of humor to keep you laughing. There is even a good bit of fighting and debauchery for you Animal House fans. Mostly, it's a story of brotherhood. We were an unusual unit with a vital real world mission. It was a terribly high stress unit, and this is the story of how we dealt with it. It's not always pretty, but it is brutally honest and always entertaining. If anybody out there served overseas in the Cold War or would like to know what it was like for us, you will love this book. This is what it looked like through my eyes as a very young man thousands of miles from home. This is my little slice of some very important history. It was written to be enjoyed by a wide audience.

It's available in paperback ($12.95) or Kindle ($2.99). The book has nine, five-star reviews from a wide variety of sources including people who are in the book. There is a facebook fan page for the book if anybody would like to learn more. It's linked in my signature. Many people from the unit are fans there, and they've made a lot of positive comments. I hope you check it out. This is the twenieth anniversay of the end of the Cold War. Take this chance to learn a bit about the men who won it.
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Doug DePew
 

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I hope everybody will check this book out for Father's Day. It's a perfect gift for anyone who served in the military in Germany. It's also discounted right now to $11.65 in paperback.

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"SAT & BAF!" is registered for the new book showcase at the Beijing International Book Fair! It's at the end of August.

I don't have a Chinese translation, but it couldn't hurt to get it out there.
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Thanks to those of you who've purchased the book. The fan page for the book is excellent. Anybody who'd like to learn more about it will learn a lot there. A lot of guys from the unit are there, and some German fans are posting excellent pictures. If you'd like to check it out, here's a link:
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Hi, everybody! It finally rained and cooled down a little around here this week.

Thanks to anybody who's bought my book. I appreciate every one of you, and I hope you're enjoying it. There's been quite a bit of activity over at the fan page, lately. If you'd like to learn more about "SAT & BAF!" I invite you to check it out. A link is in my signature or on the post above this. .

Thanks again!
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It's been over a week, so I'm bumping this back to the top in case you'd like to check it out. This book has been extremely popular with the people who were there. I just got another review on Amazon from a guy who was stationed in the same battalion at a different time if you'd like to see what he had to say.

Anybody who was stationed in Germany or has an interest in those who were would enjoy this book. I hope you check it out.
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How is everybody doing?

Thanks to everybody who has bought "SAT & BAF!" this month. I hope you enjoy it. I highly recommend the fan page to anyone who isn't sure about buying it.

Thanks again.
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Thank you, Tara.

Anybody who'd like to find out more about the book should check out the fan page. It's linked up above and in my signature line. The fan page is great!
 

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Hi, everybody. I hope you're having a wonderful week so far.

I'm just moving my book back up to the top so people who would be interested can check it out. I think this book would appeal to anyone who served in Germany during the Cold War. Another couple guys from the unit just read it and have told me they loved it. I've been told dozens of times,"It's like reading a part of my life!"

It is very close to what actually happened. I hope you check it out.
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Wow! Has it been a week already?

I guess it's time to move this back up to the top. I was just contacted by a guy who worked with missiles on the other side of Germany from us. He was at the Fulda Gap. He told me that he's spreading to word to his friends that they should buy my book.

That's wonderful news to me. I'm glad the people who were over there like it.

Everybody have a great week!
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Ok, it's time to move this back up for everybody's consideration. I hope you check it out and if you buy it, I hope you enjoy it. "SAT & BAF!" just got a new customer review this weekend!

The weather has been beautiful around here, by the way. I had a full weekend with a parade, a festival, and a fortieth anniversary party for my wife's aunt and uncle all crowded in. It was a fun weekend.
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The Chiefs are winning! The Chiefs are winning!

That looks like as good a reason as any to move this back up to the top. Oh, it's been a week, also.
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I hope you'll check out "SAT & BAF! Memories of a Tower Rat". It's a light-hearted look at what was a deadly serious mission. This is an interesting book with eleven reviews on Amazon. It's $2.99 on Kindle.
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