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Read: “From Watermelon Inspector to the White House”

Henry Spencer Faircloth’s enlisted in the USAF as a Basic Airman in 1950. After completing OCS, he was commissioned as an officer and began a career that would include post-war rebuilding efforts in Europe, training airmen on two continents to help win the Space Race, and writing letters for Presidents Johnson and Nixon. Faircloth’s distinguished military career would culminate in a Presidential appointment as Executive Director of the Jobs For Veterans Committee, another globe-spanning vocation that introduced Spencer to a plethora of powerbrokers and history makers in politics, the military, business, and entertainment. Learn more.

Reader Reviews:

“Lt Col Faircloth takes us on a journey from the Depression era South to the halls of the White House. From growing up down the road from Carter to working with a famous Tuskegee Airman to running a committee in the Nixon White House… you get up close and personal portraits of some of the biggest names of the 20th century. Fantastic read!”

— Ed Dixon

“If you enjoy biographies, grab this book and settle down for a great read. Go on the journey beginning in rural Georgia and if you have the chance, get to Sun City, Florida to meet this amazing gentleman in person. Great story!”

— Brian Pomeroy, USAF (Ret.)

Current Project

Set in an age when technology is on the march and magic is on the run, a ragtag group of refugees from a village with a deep secret, will team with pirate clans and fierce warriors to devise a plan that could strike a crippling blow to a merciless invader.

Corsair Wars Book 1: Swansong is an old-fashioned hero quest textured by steampunk tech and a classic high-fantasy struggle between good and evil. To survive, a small band of common people must delve the depths of themselves to find courage they cannot fathom in a world they no longer recognize, and a legendary hero who long since gave up on himself must once again find the strength to sacrifice everything in defense of what he loves.

They had all the comforts of home and enjoyed a simple life. Can they become more than they could ever imagine for one fleeting chance of rebuilding what they thought would last forever?

What can we do about school shootings?

What can we do about school shootings?

Everybody's talking... Contrary opinions like tracers flashing across the night sky in a war zone. We need to Do Something about school shootings. Of course we do. But are we willing to do what really has to be done to create a catalyst for authentic change? Yes, we...

For those who served and those who still do

For those who served and those who still do

For those who served and those who still do By E. Adam Porter I wrote this for The News of Sun City Center on Veterans Day a few years back. Re-publishing it here with a few updates.   Saturday, November 11, 2017 is Veterans Day. In celebration of this day, I want to...

Biloxi: Explore Beyond the One-Armed Bandit

Biloxi: Explore Beyond the One-Armed Bandit

We are standing on Biloxi Town Green. A row of casinos and a huge neon guitar block our view of the beach, but we are not looking in that direction...   In front of us is the Katrina Memorial, a granite monument to the lives lost when one of the worst natural...

TRAVEL TUESDAY: Cool off in Blue Spring

TRAVEL TUESDAY: Cool off in Blue Spring

  Just off I-4 between Orlando and Daytona, Florida’s Blue Spring State Park is a refreshing place to beat the heat and just chillax. The constant 72-degree water offers a chilly respite from the Florida summer heat for humans and enticing warmth for manatees in the...

Help! I’m a Creative Writer

Help! I’m a Creative Writer

“I want to be a creative writer, but I need creative writing help.” I hear some version of that phrase at least once a week—always spoken as a whispered lament, as if asking for creative writing help was somehow shameful. When I indicate, however noncommittally, a...

Writer & Editor: The Perfect Team

Writer & Editor: The Perfect Team

I work with some terrific editors. And not just because they keep feeding me work (which, in turn, allows me to keep feeding my family). That’s huge, of course, but the best benefit of working with these particular folks is that they understand the difference between...

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