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!

J.B. Randers of Afton, MN

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 sys-
tem, 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 “Ran-
dom Thoughts”.

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