Michael Putzel 8/28/2015

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Michael Putzel is a distinguished American journalist who covered the war in Vietnam, Cambodia, and

Laos for two-and-a-half years as a war correspondent for The Associated Press. From the Civil Rights

Movement and the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon, to the White House under

Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton and the collapse of Soviet Communism from Moscow, he

reported many of the biggest news stories of his generation. He witnessed the shooting of President

Reagan, served as Washington bureau chief of The Boston Globe, and wrote a widely published weekly

column on how technology has changed people’s lives. Mr. Putzel and his wife, biographer Ann

Blackman, have two grown children and live in Washington, DC.

His new book, The Price They Paid: Enduring Wounds of War is the stunning and dramatic true story of

a legendary helicopter commander in Vietnam and the flight crews that followed him into the most

intensive helicopter warfare ever—and how that brutal experience has changed their lives in the forty

years since the war ended.

About the Book:

The Price They Paid is the stunning and dramatic true story of a legendary helicopter commander in

Vietnam and the flight crews that followed him into the most intensive helicopter warfare ever—and

how that brutal experience has changed their lives in the forty years since the war ended.