Hero Birds

By: Emmitt Maxwell Furner II
Softcover, 154 pages
ISBN: 0941092682

Emmitt's book is an intimate memoir about a year he spent in Afghanistan assigned to Black Hawk helicopters (Hero Birds) whose brave pilots retrieved deceased American soldiers and brought them home.

As an army chaplain, Emmitt took special care of our fallen Heroes to make sure they traveled with dignity, and he always asked for God's blessings for our soldiers and their family and friends. Emmitt is a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, and he lovingly describes his upbringing by his father, a Viet Nam veteran, and Emmitt's own love of the Mountain State and country.

He writes movingly of his unbounded love for his father and that man's sacrifice to serve our country.

Published by Mountain State Press