About the Author
Within the U.S. Air Force fighter pilot community, the term ?throw a nickel on the grass? embodies an expression of mutual respect and good luck from one warrior to another. It stems from the refrain of an old Korean War barroom ballad? ?Throw a nickel on the grass, save a fighter pilot?s ass? and was later immortalized by an unknown author?s closing words in his Tribute to the Fighter Pilot??So here?s a nickel on the grass to you, my friend, and your spirit, enthusiasm, sacrifice and courage?but most of all to your friendship. Your?s is a dying breed and when you are gone, the world will be a lesser place.?What that nickel is truly worth is described on these pages.