Dr. Jim Jowers is a native of Lexington Tennessee and a graduate of UT Martin. He Is also a twenty six year Navy combat veteran. His wary career includes service as a U S Army combat engineer, Marine Corps jet helicopter pilot, and a Navy combat search and rescue pilot. He is a cancer survivor, a retired naval aviator, clinical psychologist, and biomedical scientist. He has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from United States International University. He lives in Florida with his wife Dr. Catherine Jowers, where he is working on his next novel.
Ask God and Be Amazed This is a dramatic true memoir story of a combat Navy veteran who was exposed to the Agent Orange herbicide while flying 212 combat missions in Vietnam and developed Multiple Myeloma cancer. He survived bone marrow transplant operation at the UAB hospital in Birmingham, Alabama in February 2003, and has continued to fight the disease over the past six years. This book is filled with his personal experiences of pain and suffering from the bone cancer along with flashbacks to his pilots and air crewmen, who also developed various cancers and died from being exposed to Agent Orange. These pilots and air crewmen served in Helicopter Combat Search and Rescue Squadron HC-7. Known as the Sea Devils, these daring pilots flew into both North and South Vietnam to rescue downed pilots. HC-7 was one the most decorated Navy squadrons who were awarded all medals from the Good Conduct to the Congressional Medal of Honor.
The Gideon Warriors Another helicopter combat rescue novel, where Captain Tom Colby takes a Group of Gideon Warrior combat helicopter pilots to raid the POW camp at Son Tay. Tom's old CIA nemesis attempts to compromise the mission (as a double Russia agent), by peddling plans of the mission to Russians.