1. Robert F Lewsen on May 4, 2015 at 9:54 am

    I was introduced to your books by a good friend of mine who is wheelchair bound or recliner. He is a flat out genius, and we have very good conversations about a myriad of subject matter. I was very pleasantly surprised by the first book that I read. I have never served in Afghanistan, but I was the Joint Detachment Chief in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for USMTM. Most of the young men working for me were from very poor families in Afghanistan – loved them all. I had some incredibly interesting people I advised including the the longest serving 4 star general, Al Shouaibi (promoted in 1948), who died while I was there (1982-3). I was also the senior advisor to him as well as a younger COL Khalid bin Sultan ibn Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, later LTG Pan Arab Commander under GEN Schwartzkopf. I also met the bin Laden family at one or more of the many ambassadorial functions in Jeddah – no, I do not know them only “griped and grinned”. Also, met the despot Idi Amin. All in all, probably the most interesting job I had in my Army career. Thank you for your books; great thought provoking action. God bless you so glad you gave my friend those books, Mullah’s Storm and Silent Enemy. He prizes the nice notes you wrote for him. I have deliberately left his name out as I do not know who has access to this.

    • Thomas W. Young on May 21, 2015 at 6:42 am

      Many thanks for those kind words, Robert, and thank you for your service to our country. I’m honored that my novels rang true for you. All the best….

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