The Odyssey of Echo Company
Up on the big stage, launching my new book The Odyssey of Echo Company at a packed historic City Opera House in my hometown of Traverse City, MI with my editor and longtime friend Colin Harrison. More than 600 people attended, buying 450 books. I'm a lucky man, and now you can pick up your copy wherever books are sold.
As they neared the former battle site where Stan Parker and Tom Soals saw combat, Stan and Tom met people who remembered the Americans' presence in the area. Today, while these memories are vivid for both Americans and Vietnamese, the meetings were happy ones. Behind Stan is a river crossing which the Recon Platoon forded in 1968, 46 years earlier. . . #odysseyofechocompany #vietnam
Here I am with @airportk9 on the runway in Traverse City, Michigan. Piper is trying to say "Don't take off without your own copy of The Odyssey of Echo Company." He's wearing goggles because he's finished the book, and his eyes are puffy from crying. Really. . . Piper's job at the airport is chasing geese and deer from the runways. He's really good at it. . www.dougstanton.com . . . #traversecity #traversecitymichigan #bookstagram #dogstagram
On set of Horse Soldiers . The true account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses alongside the Northern Alliance Afghans against the Taliban. Check out the book by Doug Stanton, it's incredible. #thatsrealsnow @mvegapena
While Doug was finishing The Odyssey of Echo Company, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Nicolai Fuglsig, and Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, and Michael Pena, were filming Horse Soldiers. The movie premieres January 2018! Stay tuned.