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  1. Avatar JohninMK says:

    The story of lives in the military from start to end and how one man (and his uncle) made a difference. Couldn’t put it down in some parts. Definitely a recommended read.

  2. Avatar Ed Lindgren says:

    Good to see your new blog up and running.

    I received a copy of your book in the mail a couple of weeks ago. In my old age I am a bit of a plodding reader, but I burned through Tattoo in record time (one day I polished off over 100 pages).

    Of course I had no idea a Navy man played such a significant role in your life. I enjoyed the story of the Japanese naval aviators who visited your uncle to apologize for the Panay attack. I bet they all had one hell of an evening out on the town after your uncle was discharged from the hospital!

    • Pat Lang Pat Lang says:

      Ed Lindgren

      When I was first back from the wars, John told me that he understood that I had followed my father into the Army but that he would have made straight my path into the Navy. I have watched “Greyhound” several times. I see him in every scene.

  3. Avatar Morongobill says:

    Available on Kindle, just got mine!

  4. Avatar KMD says:

    Received my copy last week. Finished it in 3 days. A great read!
    Big Tujunga Canyon was my backyard growing up and spent a lot of time in the San Gabriel’s also. Eaton canyon and the Mt. Lowe Railway were favorites. Lots of snakes as you describe. Caught a lot of horned toad lizards too. Haven’t seen one of those in 20 years even though I still hike weekly.
    Also glad to see that you’ve been able to move your blog to a “safe space”

  5. Pat Lang Pat Lang says:

    Johnny had an unusual ability to hold two views of the Japanese at the same time. They nearly killed him several time but I never saw any hatred of them in him.

  6. Avatar Artemesia says:

    If you’d had that book cover on the former blog, Tattoo would have flown off the shelves.

    You’re cute.

  7. Avatar English Outsider says:

    Colonel – in case your readers this side of the Atlantic are finding the same, I couldn’t get Tattoo from Barnes & Noble. First there was some unexplained hold up. Then I saw elsewhere that they weren’t shipping over here because of Covid restrictions.

    So Amazon, which presumably makes other shipping arrangements, has just dropped a copy off. I sometimes have my doubts about Mr Bezos but on this occasion he’s come up with the goods.

    The new site looks superb. I looked at one or two of the older comment sections to see if they were still there. Saw all the commenters in fine form and was taken back to that time in 2016 when it really did look as if change was in the air.

    • Avatar JohninMK says:

      Amazon has just installed a several million £ printing system here in MK. They have moved to print on order, which in time will eliminate their warehouses full of books.

      So your copy probably came straight off that press.

  8. Avatar Martin Oline says:

    To All:
    I received my hard back edition and want everyone to know this edition is printed in what appears to be acid-free paper, which is rare and makes it a very high quality book. I am taking my time in reading it and enjoying it immensely.
    Thank you for your work, sir.

    • Pat Lang Pat Lang says:


      I discovered more or less by accident yesterday that there is a secondary market in my books, all of them, on E-bay. There are a lot of people selling my books there, often for higher prices than from the major book sellers; iUniverse, B&N and Amazon. “Is a puzzlement.”

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