Lieutenant Colonel Howard D. Harper,
USAF (ret.) “completed a 22.5 year U.S. Air Force career in Jul 1973. He rose from Pvt. To LTCOL, Command Pilot. He
logged 6,500 flying hours, with over 5,000 hours in the B-52 models B, D, E, F, and H. His last assignment was B-52 Squadron
Commander after serving a one year tour in Vietnam. Post retirement, he earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Texas A &
M, Commerce. In private practice he treated hundreds of Vietnam Vets suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Author
also functioned ten years as a medical expert for the Social Security Administration.” Lieutenant Colonel Howard D.
Harper is the author of Corporal Thomas Harper.
According to the book description of
Corporal Thomas Harper, “What was it like to join the Army in 1918? This book is a biography
about the author’s father, Thomas Harper, who served in France during World War I. Tom Harper emigrated to the U.S.
from England around 1903. He enlisted in the Army and was sworn in as a U.S. citizen before embarking for France in 1918.
Tom’s letters to his future bride and mother-in-law from 1917-1919, plus letters from his Army buddies, give a refreshing
and insightful glimpse into the mindset of people in middle America leading up to, during, and after World War I.”