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A Knight-Errant. Volunteered in five wars. Wounded in Iraq at age 82. Author of several books. Now completing "The Last Knights-Errant".


Background Information

 At age seven I read a book titled DON QUIXOTE, written by Cervantes. I was so impressed that I decided to become a Knight-Errant and eventually, a Knight. I took  a Knight's oath: "I SWEAR FEALITY TO MY GOD, MY COUNTRY, AND MY RIGHTOUS SOVERIGN. TO RESCUE MAIDENS IN DISTRESS; TO SLAY DRAGONS ANYWHERE; AND TO FAVOR THOSE IN NEED AND THOSE OPPRESSED EVERYWHERE."

This is the pledge I made and this is the pledge I have lived by. Over the past 67 years I have invoked this pledge in five wars and revolutions: WWII, Africa, China, Israel, and Iraqi Freedom. On my 66th patrol in Iraq with the 1st Stryker Brigade of the 25 Infantry division my vehicle was struck by a terrorist rocket severly wounding me. I was 82 Years old.

At 17, I fell 6,000 feet without a functioning parachute (I walked away.) In China I was arrested as a spy and stood before a firing squad (I escaped.)  My plane was shot down behind the Iron Curtain (I walked away.) I studied Sabotage, Espionage, Counter Terrorism, Counter Insurgency, Guerilla warfare, and Paratroop tactics with the Chechoslovakian Special Forces and trained and commanded the First Israeli Airborne Brigade in their 1947 war. (I was 21 years old).  I have served in the U.S. Merchant Marines, U.S. Airforce, and the Infantry, Paratroops, Cavalry, and Special Forcesof various nations. I have never deliberately killed anyone I wasn't aiming at!

I have written and co-authored several books which can be reviewed at www.epicpublishing.com. Two of my books, "Love Is A 4 Legged  Word" and "Christmas Tails" have been sold for movies.

 

Birth Place
Detroit, MI USA
Accomplishments

My military awards include citations for "Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty", and "Heroism and Courage Without Hesitation." My Book "Christmas Tails" was nominated "Best Children's Book of the Year" at the Hollywood book fesival and my book, "Love is a 4 Legged Word" was nominated "Best Book of the Year" by ForeWord Magazine. I was twice nominated "Entrepeneur of the Year" by Arthur Anderson Accounting firm and Venture Magazine.









Additional Information

I am now concluding my book titled, "The Last Knights-Errant. A journal of my exploits that morphs the modern United States' all-volunteer military into the modern version of Knighthood. I was director of General Motor's Chevrolet Division's Industrial Management functions and resigned after 17 years to become a partner with Ray Kroc, founder of McDonalds' Hamburgers, in building the world's first Pet Motels. I retired after 27 years as President.

Contact Information
Epic Publishing Company
1405 Ten Palms Court 
Las Vegas NV 89117-1404   USA
Contact Author: Robert X Leeds
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A summary of my writing efforts. You might google Robert X. Leeds for more information.

THE LAST KNIGHTS-ERRANT
I am now completing my autobiography which includes a comparison of the virtues of Chivaly (Knighthood)with our modern American Voluntary Military.




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