COL Gargus is the author of The Son Tay Raid: American POWs in Vietnam Were Not Forgotten (Texas A&M University Press, 2007) a memoir about his participation in a search-and-rescue mission for which he was awarded the Silver Star. Inducted into the Air Commando Hall of Fame, he retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1983 after a 27-year career. He currently lives in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Articles by John Gargus