Writers With Air Force Backgrounds Who Soared to Success

Recognizing the birthdays of Tracy K. Smith, Richard Bausch, and Robert Bausch

You might not think of the United States Air Force (USAF) as a breeding ground of literary talent. But I noticed something interesting when researching the subjects of this Bidwell Hollow. Poet Tracy K. Smith’s father was an Air Force engineer. And the writing twin duo of Robert and Richard Bausch served in the USAF.

If you’ll permit me a moment to step …

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