Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Annual Convention & Trade Show
Saturday, July 25, 2015; 7:00 a.m.
Breakfast Keynote Speaker

Presentation & Signing
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Best of Books
1313 E. Danforth Road
Edmond, OK 73034
(located in Kickingbird Square)

Meet & Greet Signing
Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 NW Expressway, Suite 135
Oklahoma City, Ok 73118


Praise for Black Cat 2-1

“In the annals of war, no braver men have taken to the field of battle than the pilots who flew the iconic Huey helicopters during the Vietnam War. I saw their unwavering resolve time and time again as they flew through withering gunfire to carry us safely away from the gates of eternity and bring us home. Bob Ford’s account of his year in the command seat of his ship of salvation is a priceless contribution to the literary canon of that war.”

—David A. Maurer
Special Forces Veteran
Author of The Dying Place

“I thought the book was exciting from start to finish. I feel I learned a lot about the Vietnam War and what the American soldiers, as well as the Australians and the South Vietnamese, went through.”

—Alex Winter
Age 12
Okeene, Oklahoma


In the News

12-18-15 | San Francisco Chronicle
Vietnam Veteran Recounts Memorable Christmas at Wartime with Gum and Grenades in Brown Books Title Read more

August 2015 | Air & Space Smithsonian
Ford's approach to even the most arduous of combat situations is relentlessly upbeat…his depth of memory of details that date back almost 50 years is remarkable.
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7-12-15 | Liberty Watch Radio
Radio Interview

5-22-15 | KCEN-TV
Best Selling Vietnam War Memoir, Black Cat 2-1, Pays Tribute to Those Who Have Served This Memorial Day
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4-7-15 | The Oklahoman
Black Cat 2-1 Selected as finalist in the 26th annual Oklahoma Book Awards competition
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2-27-15 | ForeWord Reviews
This moving memoir about the gritty life of a military helicopter pilot fills a gap in the genre of Vietnam literature.
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1-31-15 | The VVA Veteran
It's refreshing to read a memoir by a Vietnam veteran who underwent an action-heavy tour of duty and came home to live a full, successful life.
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1-31-15 | ArGunners Magazine
"Publishers Weekly" calls new Vietnam War memoir" Black Cat 2-1: The True Story of a Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and His Crew" (Brown Books Publishing Group) by Bob Ford of Okeene, OK, an action-heavy thriller.
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1-25-15 | Publishers Weekly
This capably-written book offers often good descriptions of Ford's Vietnam War duties.
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12-18-14 | Enid News
Reflecting on the 'Black Cats': Okeene veteran writes of Vietnam War experiences
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11-06-14 | Fairview Republican
Ford: The true story of a Vietnam helicopter pilot
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11-01-14 | VFW Talk Radio
"Black Cat 2-1" Author and Vietnam Veteran, Bob Ford (Two parts audio, click below link to listen)