Baa Baa Black Author:Gregory "Pappy" Boyington "Just Name A Hero And I'll Prove He's A Bum..." here in his own earthly prose is the astounding true story of America's wildest, most unconventional war hero. Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, the boozing, brawling, Japanese-taunting, hell-for-leather Marine flying ace- who took a bunch of screwballs and molded them into the terror of the Paci... more »fic- the Black Sheep squadron on World War II.
Pappy was a living legend- he personally shot down 28 Japanese planes and won the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.
Here too is the sad amazing story of a hero's fall from grace- of Pappy's postwar tailspin into acute alcoholism and of his long painful struggle to come back.
BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP is a wonderful saga of war and self-discovery, written by a man who pulls no punches, whose motto is and always will be -"Live one day at a time!"« less