Once A Soldier

A Biography spanning ninety years, two wars and four thousand hours of flight time.

by R. Renwick Hart



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/25/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 398
ISBN : 9781475999624
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 398
ISBN : 9781475999631

About the Book

This book is all about the author’s life from his early days as a child in Hawaii, in the mid 1930’s, through his days at West Point, his war tour in Vietnam and military career with two additional retirement careers: First, with he and his wife creating an import and retail operation and later as an aircraft accident investigator and consultant. The book also reaches back into his family history and the lives of his mother and father to provide a genealogy of his heritage. As noted early in this memoir, “There is always time to ask your parents questions about their youth or how they met one another. After all, they are there and can answer those questions any day. So life rolls on and one day they are gone ... and the answers to all those questions are gone with them; FOREVER!” In this book, all those questions are answered, sometimes with great humor and occasionally with sadness, but always with accuracy and truth.

About the Author

Ren Hart is a retired Army Colonel who served his country through two wars as an Infantryman, an Aviator and an aircraft accident investigator. He currently is an aircraft accident consultant for light general aviation aircraft and helicopters. He owns and flys a Cessna 182 which is hangared in Monterey, California. Ren received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and a Master of Science in Business from Boston University. After retirement from the Army, he and his wife established and operated an import and retail business for 12 years traveling throughout Asia to find art and home furnishings for their three stores in California. They have two children and five grandchildren and reside in Pebble Beach, California.