About the Author

I Had a Comrade and The Oranges are Sweet

by Paul M. Sailer

Paul Sailer has been interested in WWII aviation history for many years. He received a Bachelor's degree in Social Studies, with an emphasis in American History, from Moorhead State College, Moorhead, Minnesota, in 1969, and a pilot’s rating from the U.S. Army’s Advanced Flight School at Fort Rucker, Alabama, in 1970.


Sailer flew UH-1H Iroquois (Huey) and OH-58A Kiowa helicopters with the 20th Engineer Brigade in Vietnam in 1970 and 1971. The author was born and raised in Minnesota. He has lived on a tree farm in rural Wadena County, Minnesota, since 1984.

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