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Jan 222017
 

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Reviewed by Aaron W. Hughey 

“Because Howard Snyder was the last man to bail out of the plane, he came down about 10 miles further west than the rest of the crew,” Steve Snyder explains in “Fate of the Crew,” the 28th chapter of “Shot Down: The True Story of Pilot Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth,” his meticulously-researched account of his father’s experience during World War II.

“When he landed in Macquenoise, Belgium, at around 1:30 in the afternoon, his parachute snagged in some trees, leaving him hanging some 20 feet above the ground,” he continues. “Two young Belgian farmers, Raymond Durvin and Henri Fraikin, saw Snyder coming down and ran to the area. Seeing him dangling from the trees, they went to get a ladder and rope to rescue him. When they came back, they threw him the rope so he could tie it around his waist, and then ,,,, 

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Jul 172015
 

Just A Common Soldier, also known as A Soldier Died Today, is a tribute to the soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen who have given so much for their country. The poem was written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt. On July 4, 2008, it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New York.

 

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May 072015
 
NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner

Each year, for the past 32 years, NABE, now known as the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs, presents some of the finest books published by its members.

Dear Steve, 

Congratulations!
Your book, SHOT DOWN, has been chosen one of the NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winners for Spring 2015 – Best Books in the Category of MILITARY. 

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May 072015
 

Steve Snyder always considered his father a hero. But it wasn’t until after his own retirement, and years after his father’s death, that he learned just how much of a story Howard Snyder had to tell.

Howard SnyderThe younger Snyder, 67, recounts his father’s time as a pilot on the B-17 Susan Ruth during World War II in his first book, “Shot Down.” The book gives an insightful glimpse into the lives of Howard Snyder and his crew members by sharing intimate diary entries, letters written to loved ones back home and photographs, as well as accounts of historical events, such as when the Susan Ruth was shot down in Belgium on Feb. 8, 1944.

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Apr 092015
 

On April 18 & 19, I’ll be selling and signing my book, SHOT DOWN, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books held on the campus of the University of Southern California. It will mark the 20th anniversary of this free, two-day event during which people have a chance to meet their favorite authors, hear live music, see original works of art and photography, listen to poetry and taste culinary creations that reflect this city’s diversity.

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As an independent author, I’ll have a table on Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and on Sunday, April 19, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

If you are in the Southern California area, come join the fun!

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