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2012 MWSA Awards

MWSA 2012 Award Winners 

Founders Award

  • Medals, Flags and Memories by Stacey & John Holley

Presidents Award

  • Terry Gould
  • Chris Wyatt
  • Jim Greenwald

Author of the Year

  • Michael Angley

Historical Fiction

  • Project Seven Alpha  by Leland "Chip" Shanle Jr.    Gold Medal
  • A Passel of Hate by Joe Epley   Silver Medal
  • The Power and the Glory by William C. Hammond   Silver Medal

Man Called Brown Condor, The

A must read! How could a young American black man in the early twentieth century teach himself to fix, build, and fly airplanes. Barely in his thirties, he helped develop and then commanded the Ethiopian Air Force. Some would later call him the father of black aviation in America - yet most have never even heard of him. 

Title:  The Man Called Brown Condor

by Thomas E. Simmons

Book Category: Biography

Reviewed by Bob Doerr 

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 162087217X

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Simmons, Thomas E.

2014 MWSA Book Award Winners

I'm proud to announce the 2014 MWSA Book Award winners! Congratulations, everyone!



2014 MWSA Award Winners



President’s Award

Joyce Faulkner


Founder’s Award

CTS [Music Video – “Hit-N-Run”]



Historical Fiction:

Gold Medal

Eyes of the Blind by John Huffman


Gold Medal

The Dark Side of Glory by Richard McMahon

Silver Medal

Widow of Gettysburg by Jocelyn Green

2014 Conference preview

Arrived at sunny Phoenix where temperature was in the 90s. First noteworthy sight was that of Lt. Frank Luke's Spad (probably a replica). Luke, a local boy, became famous in WWI as the Balloon Buster. He received a posthumous Medal of Honor for his heroics. The Holiday Inn & Suites Airport North is a great facility! People have been arriving throughout the day. Founder Bill McDonald, past president Joyce Faulkner, lead reviewer Jim Greenwald, and a number of others.