5-27-19 | Speaking Engagment
Short address in Crescent, OK

1-19-19 | Q and A - Smithsonian Documentary
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
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10-11-18 | 11:30am - 1:30pm | Speaking Event
Book & Author Luncheon
Friends & Foundation of the Arlington Public Library

Shady Valley Country Club
4001 W Park Row Dr.
Arlington, TX 76013
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8-18-18 | Speaking Engagement
Honoring our Nation’s Heroes
Frontiers of Flight Museum

6911 Lemmon Avenue
Dallas, TX, 75209
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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

“Incredible no nonsense account of an Army helicopter pilot’s year in Vietnam. The author does an incredible job of bringing the reader right along on each dangerous flight assignment. His language is clear and gives you the feeling that you are right there. He also doesn’t hesitate to point out all the brave men who were there with him, and their contribution to the success of each mission. Sadly but proudly, he speaks about those friends who lost their lives in Vietnam and how they influenced him then and later in his life. A wonderful, wonderful book! Thank you, Captain for your service.”

—Amazon Customer


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