We had been wondering for a while who on a little-bitty place like Mauritius would be reading this blog. Since it is mostly about American society and politics, we surmised that they were seeing if the Dodo still exists.
Then we remembered that Mauritius is the home of Diego Garcia, the NATO air strip which used to house a squadron of B-52s (if memory serves) and is still an important U.S. military installation.
And so, if I have readers in the U.S. Military out there on Diego Garcia; THANK YOU for your service to our Republic. A special shout-out for any of you who are veterans of the 24th Security Police Squadron, 24th Composite Wing, Canal Zone, Panama. That's my old regiment (1972-73, 18 of the best months of my life). By the way, the 24th SPS has its own Facebook group, of which I am a member.
I have four police procedural novels out, guys. "The Peterson Investigation"; "Georgetown in Plainclothes"; "A Piper for Danny"; and "The Resurrection of Sergeant O'Bannon". I have decided to write a new novel about the Pacific side of the Canal Zone. The working title is going to be "Zona Canal Zone" just like the signs in Spanish and English said on the border. Everything is available on Kindle at $2.99 (cheap!). "Zona Canal Zone" should be available around Christmas (I hope). DEFENSOR FORTIS!