Eric Chandler vividly remembers dropping bombs and spraying bullets on the brown mountains of Afghanistan. The time he didn’t shoot haunts him the most.
About Eric Chandler
Eric “Shmo” Chandler is a husband and father who cross-country skis as fast as he can in Duluth, Minn. He flew 145 F-16 combat sorties during seven deployments to the Middle East. He flew over 3,000 hours in the F-16 during his 24-year career in both the active duty Air Force and the Minnesota Air National Guard. He retired as a Lt. Col. in 2013. His writing has appeared in Grey Sparrow Journal, The Talking Stick, Great Lakes Review, Sleet Magazine, O-Dark-Thirty, Aqueous Magazine, and Northern Wilds, to name a few. He’s a member of Lake Superior Writers and an Associate Member of the Military Writers Guild. Visit his website, ericchandler.wordpress.com for more.