Tom Simmons, author of The Man Called Brown Condor, has been invited by Mr. Yaw Davis, the Executive Director of the Pan African Technical Association and H.E. the former President of Ethiopia Girma Wolde Giorgis to attend special ceremonies in honor of John Robinson, The Man Called Brown Condor.
Thomas E. Simmons, author of The Man Called Brown Condor will be speaking at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, Wednesday March 26, 2014. He will then be speaking at a luncheon hosted by His Excellency the former President of Ethiopia Girma Wolde Giorgis Thursday March 27th. Then on Friday March 28th he will be speaking at St. Joseph Academy.
The Man Called Brown Condor
The Forgotten History of an African American Fighter Pilot
The forgotten true story of American war hero John Charles Robinson, a.k.a. The Brown Condor of Ethiopia.
Robinson’s struggles to overcome the racial prejudice that all but closed the field of aviation to Blacks. His outstanding success in accomplishing his dream of flying, his influence toward the establishment of a school of aviation at Tuskegee Institute (there would have been no Tuskegee Airmen without him) and his courageous wartime service in Ethiopia during the Italian invasion in 1935 are brought to life.
It was during Robinson’s service to Ethiopia that he took to the air in opposition to the first Fascist invasion of what would become World War II. This remarkable American Hero may have been the first American to oppose Fascism in combat.
Tom Simmons is the author of three books to date: Forgotten Heroes of WWII, Escape From Archangel and By Accident of Birth. He has also written numerous magazine articles, an example of which, Growing Up With Mr. Faulkner, was published in The Oxford American, a literary magazine founded by John Grisham.
Simmons grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi, and attended Marion Military Institute, the US Naval Academy, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Alabama. He has been a pilot since the age of sixteen and participated in air shows, flying aerobatics in open-cockpit biplanes. In the late 1950s, he served as an artillery officer in Korea. He lives in Gulfport, Mississippi.www.thomasesimmons.net
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