The following was submitted by the City of Mission Viejo:
Retired Marine Colonel Gregory Raths will
discuss his new memoir "Nine Lives of a Fighter Pilot" in Mission
Viejo on Tuesday, October 1.
Raths, who lives in Mission Viejo, will appear in the popular Writers Present
program at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at 200 Civic Center.
"Nine Lives of a Fighter Pilot" is Raths’ story of growing up in a
large family in Phoenix and going off to flight school in 1975 after graduating
from college. He became a fighter pilot in the United States Marine Corps
flying the RF-4B Phantom II and F/A-18 Hornet. He deployed on the USS Midway
and the USS Abraham Lincoln.
Raths is a 30-year Marine Corps veteran who fought in Desert Storm. The book's
title is the result of his eight near-death incidents in jet fighters.
“Nine Lives of a Fighter Pilot" covers his personal life, military flying
career and time spent working at the White House as assistant chief of staff to
the White House military officer.
Profits from his book will go to the Semper Fi Fund www.semperfifund.org to support wounded
To make a reservation for this free program, call 949-830-7100 ext. 5105.