Maverick Radar Airman
Maverick Radar Airman chronicles author J.B. Randers’ journey through the tumultuous 1960’s, a decade which certainly lived up its theme song, “The Times They Are A-Changing.” Wars and asssassinations were happening everywhere, but so were movements promoting civil rights, women’s rights, voting rights and equal pay. J.B. reflected the diversity of those fascinating days by being both a serious thinker and a bit of a “wild child,” a respecter of tradition and an enthusiast for what’s new, a pacifist and an activist. While much of the historical events of the 60s happened in the southern and western United States, where Jim was stationed, he was also up on the frozen
tundra of Alaska serving his country in its Air Force. However, cold temperatures don’t freeze history. This book follows Jim’s progress through that very eventful time. Enjoy as he shares his military odyssey!
Polaris Publications, 9781682010990, 266pp.
Publication Date: September 17, 2019
About the Author
J.B. Randers served for three years and four months in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. Trained in AC&W (Aircraft Control & Warning), he was part of the air defense system, watching the skies over America for intruders. Discharged eight months early as part of an election promise by President Nixon to end the war in Vietnam, he returned to civilian life in Minnesota and received a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Retiring in 2005, he worked for 34 years in trade show exhibits and marketing, claiming a Guiness Book of World Records in 2002 for the largest box of chocolate, weighing in at 3,226 pounds. He resides in Minnesota where he writes a monthly column for the Maiden Rock (WI) Press called “Random Thoughts”.