Iranian pilot translates ‘Distant Thunder’ into Persian

Iranian pilot translates
IBNA- Biography book ‘Distant Thunder: A Helicopter Pilot’s Letters from War in Iraq and Afghanistan’ (2012) by American pilot and author Don Harward has been translated into Persian by an Iranian pilot and published.
This book by the one who carried out Aerial operations in several countries including Iraq and Afghanistan has been translated by Amin Gholamnia and published in 309 pages.

‘Distant Thunder’ details the engrossing experiences of a helicopter pilot’s tales of war told through letters that come straight from the heart. Often the author labored well into the night after a mission still wearing the dusty flight suit which bore witness to the events he penned.

Don Harward was torn between two worlds; his loyalty to his family and to his country. Like so many other soldiers, even on leave, he can always hear the dim roar of guns, the distant thunder of war, and is always summoned towards the sound.

‘Pacific Wings’, a prestigious New Zealand-based magazine, has previously published some letters which have been praised by a growing readership, both aviator and non flyer alike, for their ability to transport the reader into the world of war. Includes superb action photographs from Don’s personal collection.

A twenty-five-year veteran of the US Army, he details action over Panama, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Afghanistan, including Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, drawing also from his days in Army Special Ops, operating with 2-2 SAS. As a 160th SOAR pilot for a lot of his military career, his is a story that goes above and beyond the normal military lifestyle. An inspiring read.

Source: IBNA