The Lovable One-Niner Book

Dear Seahorse members,

I hope you have a wonderful reunion at Fort Rucker! I’m sorry that I could not join you.

Five years ago my book on the Birddog was published by Turner Publishing, and we are now on the second printing. The book is hardbound, 272 pages, with 30 pages of color photos. In all there are over 750 photos of the Birddog from the very beginnings at the Cessna Aircraft factory through Korea, state-side testing, Vietnam, the Civil Air Patrol and now the civilian world of warbirds.

The inside of the covers have many color unit patches including the 183rd RAC “Seahorses”.

The book can be ordered from many sources, including any major bookstore, Turner Publishing in Pacucah, KY, or from me. The price is $49.95 from most sources. If you purchase from me I will inscribe the book with a personalized inscription.

I charge $59.00 for the book, which includes Fedex shipping to your door. I usually ship within two days of receiving your check. I will need your street address and telephone number for the Fedex paperwork.

You can reach me at or leave a message on the telephone number.

Have a great reunion!

Minard Thompson
Telephone: 253 581-5850
FAX: 253 589-8807