Death in the Midnight Sky
by Joe Berardino
About the Book
I closed my eyes, raised my chin to heaven, and felt the words surround me. They filled my heart with love, encouragement and boundless hope. I dreamt of marching over Russian tanks, freeing the Jews in Europe, opening schools in Africa. My chest filled with pride. I knew I could do anything; I could live the dream of my young President…My fate was sealed. I knew I had to become part of the greatest challenge of my generation, the new generation.
Patriotism served as the inspiration for Joe Berardino’s tour in Vietnam, flying the mighty gunship. Like countless other American servicemen, hard work, perseverance, and tenacity became ingrained in Joe’s character, allowing him to accomplish his life’s goals, including earning a scholarship to attend Michigan State University.
Death in the Midnight Sky is about the bravery and honor of the U.S. serviceman; about their honor and integrity; and about their inherent truth and honesty.
About the Author
Joe Berardino enlisted in the United States Air Force at the age of seventeen and began working as a weapons mechanic. He later volunteered to become a gunner during the Vietnam War, where he studied under his mentor, Ron, who later encouraged him to take night classes and further his education.
Upon graduation from Michigan State University, Joe climbed the ranks to eventually become a colonel, working at the Pentagon.
Joe currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, and he enjoys playing golf and flying airplanes. He is the proud father of three children and grandfather of six grandchildren.