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Vietnam Special Flight, Inc.
  • by Ron Miller
  • Merriam Press Vietnam War Series
    • Second Edition 2012
      • 156 6×9-inch pages
      • photos
      • documents
On November 13, 1982, Ron Miller personally leased an L-1011 from Delta Airlines and took 300 Vietnam Veterans to the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Readers will come away from Ron’s book inspired and knowing that one man can make a difference. Ron devoted his life to help Veterans—to help those willing to give all for our country. Read Ron’s book and you will have a checklist how to make a difference in your life, your community; your country.

Contents
  • Dedication
  • Foreword
  • Vietnam Veteran: Home at Last
  • President Ronald Reagan
  • President George H.W. Bush
  • Senator Bob Dole
  • General Raymond G. Davis, Medal of Honor, USMC (Ret)
  • Bob Hope
  • Vice President Dick Cheney
  • General William C. Westmoreland
  • Governor Mike Huckabee
  • Winthrop Paul Rockefeller
  • Senator John McCain
  • Movie: Perfume River
  • POW Documentary—Beyond Courage: Surviving Vietnam as a POW
  • National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia
  • President Bill Clinton
  • Home Box Office
  • Jeff Foxworthy
  • Lee Greenwood
  • Arkansas State University Reserve Officers Training Corps Hall of Heroes
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Atlanta, Georgia
  • A Special Thank You
  • About the Author
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On November 13, 1982, Ron Miller personally leased an L-1011 from Delta Airlines and took 300 Vietnam Veterans to the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. As a result of his remarkable efforts, President Ronald Reagan asked him to form the Georgia Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program, a volunteer organization that was recognized as one of the best in the nation by President George H.W. Bush, who presented Ron and the GVVLP with his prestigious Thousand Points of Light award for their service to Veterans and their families. Hopefully this story will encourage all Americans to reach out to others with their assistance.
—Governor Mike Huckabee
 
Readers will come away from Ron’s book inspired and knowing that one man can make a difference. Ron devoted his life to help Veterans—to help those willing to give all for our country. Read Ron’s book and you will have a checklist how to make a difference in your life, your community; your country.
—Col. Leo Thorsness, USAF (Ret.), Medal of Honor, Vietnam, was held prisoner in Hanoi, Vietnam, for six years. Author, Surviving Hell: A POW’s Journey
 
Ron Miller’s book is an amazing story of how a dedicated and disciplined person can go from the son of a farmer in the muddy Delta, to become an Army Officer of more than 20 years service. Ron is a war veteran who continued to serve the American Veterans and family members in achieving their deserved benefits and has worked hard as a political activist to protect those benefits. I salute Ron for all he has done: “Serving those who have served.” His book clearly shows that the American Dream is still there for those who want it.
—First Sergeant Nicky D. Bacon, USA (Ret.), Medal of Honor, Vietnam; Retired Director of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs
 
America has no kings or queens, no Dukes or Duchesses, but we do have nobility. America’s nobility is called Veterans—Ron Miller is part of that nobility. His remarkable story is typical of so many veterans who come from humble origins and contribute so much to the country we love—they never stop serving. Men and women like Ron are true patriots who prove their love of America by supporting and defending her, unlike the multitude of faux patriots who claim to love America but do nothing to support and defend her. And men and women like Ron give lie to the media lies of the Vietnam veteran as a homeless helpless miscreant. The Vietnam Veteran is a productive and patriotic citizen as is Ron and his book is a perfect example of one Vietnam veteran’s extraordinary service to the country they love.
—Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, USA (Ret.), Medal of Honor, Vietnam; author, Dead Men Flying about Dust-off pilots in Vietnam
 
Ron Miller is a “Veteran’s Veteran.” Not only did he serve with distinction in Vietnam, he helped bring his fellow veterans of that war home the right way as a key leader in the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program (VVLP). After helping to make that program a success, Ron continued to serve veterans and help them get businesses going and their lives (in some instances) back on track. Ron Miller is one of the most unselfish men I know. He understands the meaning of service to one’s country and service to his fellow veterans. My old boss, Ronald Reagan, liked to talk about the spirit of America being reflected in that principle of “neighbor helping neighbor.” Ron Miller exemplifies that spirit, and his story needs to be read by others who can learn from what he has done to help his fellow veterans.
—Tom Pauken, Chairman, Texas Workforce Commission; former Director, ACTION

Ron’s book is long overdue. What a story of commitment and dedication that extends through Veteran’s issues into his devotion to his community and to our nation. Reading this book is truly uplifting and inspiring! Ron has richly blessed my life through his friendship.
—Jo Anne Shirley, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National League of American Prisoners and Missing, 1995-2009
 
Ron Miller is one of God’s great gifts to the American Veteran. Many of the war fighters of yesterday’s wars as well as today’s have benefited tremendously due to Ron’s dedicated efforts over the years. This story highlights many of those efforts beginning at the lower echelons of support to the highest within our Nation—all done with perfection.
—Lieutenant General Jerry Max Bunyard, U.S. Army (Ret).
 
Ron, thank you for sharing your autobiography and putting together the plane trip to the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial 27 years ago. It changed not only your life but all of us 300 participants on your “Great Adventure.” You showed us all what one person can do with a dream and an uncompromising spirit.
—John Medlin, Producer/Director Documentary, “Memories of War,” 29th Civil Affairs Company, U.S. Army I Corps, Vietnam 1969-70
 
This is probably the best book of its type to be published so far. It is remarkable, accurate, timely, from the heart and a must read.
—Commissioner and General Pete Wheeler, Georgia Department of Veterans Service
 
Outstanding job of authorship! This book is not just good...It’s outstanding. Wow, what a story you have lived, had to tell, and have told so well. It was a tour-d’pleasure from start to finish.
—Rev. Jim Pat Mills, National Chief of Chaplains, Veterans Chaplain Association, Washington, D.C.
Vietnam Special Flight, Inc.

Gave it as a Christmas gift to my brother-in-law. He is a retired military sergeant major. He said he really enjoyed the book. The author grew up in this area, which it hit even closer to home for him. He stated that the author had done a lot in serving our country in wartime. Of course, he seem to be forgetting just how much he gave of himself during that time period too.
—C.W.

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