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D. H. Brown is a Vietnam Veteran who earned the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal and the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross Medal with Palm.  D. H. Brown was a member of the Anchorage Police Department (Alaska) from 1973 to 1976. Between 176 and 1977, he was a member of Cherokee County Sheriffs Department (Kansas).  D. H. Brown is the author of Honor Due and Honor Defended.

According to the book description of Honor Due, “the Major is an ex-Special Forces Vet whose years in 'Nam taught him the art of war. He'd worked covertly for the government until the '90s, when bone-tired of the killing, he walked away and lost himself in the Pacific Northwest. Until he's targeted by a Special Ops team, and forced to resume hunting in the old way. When he find his old Montagnard friend, former Rhade Striker, tortured and killed, and his friend's daughter hiding in the forest, he vows to take the vengeance owed his fallen brother and family. The Major's new mission is to unearth what happened 35 years earlier as South Vietnam was falling, that has triggered the current pursuit. Still mourning his Rhade wife and children killed in that far-away jungle, he doesn't expect to find, and does, another chance at love. "Honor Due" speaks for the soul of our citizen warriors, appealing to readers of both genders interested in the way soldiers view the world. Without glamorizing violence, "Honor Due" offers a tense drama and insights into the warrior's code, honor, personal responsibility and the necessity of keeping fang and claw sharp in this age of terrorism.”

According to the book description of Honor Defended, “Major Westfall is back, in another non-stop action adventure. On a freezing cold winter morning he is awakened before dawn by a frantic call from an old friend and War Brother. He is being called out to hunt for the killers who burned down a woman's house on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, abducted her, and left behind the beheaded body of her Marine Corps husband. On the beach behind the Holbech place, he finds signs that someone came ashore on the last high tide. Tracks lead to a pile of driftwood where Black Dog noses out the family's wounded dog. Putting his ear to the Hoko grapevine, he hears of a break-in at the local gravel quarry, where explosives and detonators were taken. A neighbor's grandchild mentions a missing school janitor, and the name her classmates gave him, Aladdin. When the Major takes a sneak and peek he unearths a terrorist sleeper. Calling in the troops, he prepares to do battle deep in the Olympic Peninsula wilderness where a cadre of evil souls have gathered, intent on creating havoc with the Washington State's ferries. HONOR DEFENDED occurs over one 24 hour period of heart-pounding action in which old friends are met, new ones made, the young must grow up fast as lives are broken, and the honor of a War Brother is defended.”

Honor Due
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Honor Defended
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The American Authors Association said of Honor Due, “This entertaining thriller is unusual in two ways, the hero is nearer sixty than fifty, and the action takes place in a relatively small area of the wilderness of the state of Washington. Despite his age, this hero is intelligent, fit, well-armed and prepared for anything. The paranoia that fed his quest for survival, is well-founded, as he realizes he's being stalked. After he discovers the mutilated body of a friend from the Vietnam war and finds the man's injured daughter, he knows he must prepare himself for the worst. He only knows the answer to what's happening lies deep in his past.  Honor Due is filled with suspense and action, modern technology and a tender love story. Thrilling from page one to the end, this is a true page-turner. D. H. Brown has created a winner.”


About the Anchorage Police Department

According to the Anchorage Police Department, “On December 22, 1920, the City Council appointed John J. Sturgus to begin as Chief of Police on January 1, 1921, at a salary of $200 a month. He was a one-man police department until his death just six weeks later. He was shot and killed with his own gun on February 20, 1921. Sturgus's murderer was never apprehended.”


Today the Anchorage Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency and “is the largest police department in Alaska serving a population of roughly 227,000 in a service area encompassing 159 square miles. There are several specialized units including Canine, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Homicide Response Team, Hostage Negotiations Team, Bomb Team, School Resource Officer (SRO), Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), Identification Section, Data System Section, Records Section, Traffic and Crime Prevention Unit. APD's Homicide Response Team has been nationally recognized for their techniques and solvability rate.”

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