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06 February 2015 @ 03:35 pm
Unbelievably  someone actually plagiarized Bob's memoir, Chickenhawk! Word for word in most places except when this idiot doesn't make any of the mistakes Bob did and does all the heroic things Bob's buddies did. He also adds a lot of exploits at LZ X-Ray probably lifted from some other book. You can read an article about this guy, Dennis Surrendi here http://www.nantonnews.com/…/book-tells-story-of-reluctant-c….
A fan of Bob's in Ireland read the book and contacted Bob and sent us the book. You can't buy it anymore, perhaps because this fan also wrote Surrendi to ask why he'd plagiarized Chickenhawk.
Well he and Bob took notes together. HAHAHA. That's why it was so similar.
The only notes Bob ever had were his letters home to me all of which I still have. And I read every word Bob wrote on his typewriter through 5 drafts, the day he wrote it.
I wanna go to Canada and beat the crap out of this miserable wannabe, however since I am 5'1" and 71, I don't think that is likely to happen.
By the way, you'd think with his neurosurgery and multiple PhD's they'd have saved him for something better than helicopter pilot. And you'd think the Nanton News would have fact-checked some of his crap.

So that is our excitement for the month, I hope.
My knee is doing well, but I overdid the driving and walking so I am crutching for a few days till it feels better. It already is a lot better.
Terrimirtlemist on February 6th, 2015 09:51 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry.
WPAdmirerwpadmirer on February 6th, 2015 10:43 pm (UTC)
Well, if you're going to steal, steal from someone good. (grin) Seriously, the guy is an idiot.

Take care of that knee!
cmcmck on February 7th, 2015 12:20 pm (UTC)

Fwiw, I have had the same experience and it stinks!

Write to the Nantonnews and tell 'em!
asakiyume: Aquaman is sadasakiyume on February 7th, 2015 06:17 pm (UTC)
That is dreadful. I'm glad the book is no longer available, but what a rotten theft.