On Parr: The Stunning Combat Missions of American Fighter Ace, Colonel Ralph Parr
Ken Murray, ghostwriter of an autobiography of an American war hero called “On Parr: The Stunning Combat Missions of American Fighter Ace, Colonel Ralph Parr” joins Enterprise Radio.
This episode of Enterprise Radio is in association with the Author Channel.
- Tell us about your background and how you became a ghostwriter for the book “On Parr”?
- Tell us more about the upcoming book “On Parr” and why this was an important story to tell?
- You actually met Ralph Parr. Describe how he was in person and what characteristics stood out when you met him?
- What compelled you to then write Ralph Parr’s story?
- You call Ralph Parr was your hero. What defines a hero in your eyes?
- You also had quite a lengthy career in the Airforce. Do you feel you could identify better with Ralph due to the commonality of both having served our nation?
- Surviving a global pandemic and writing a book is not easy. Do you have any tips for those hoping to release a book in this climate?
- How is this book different from other biographies?
- You already have several endorsements on the book. Whom are some of those that have endorsed you already?
Ken Murray is the author of “On Parr”. Born and raised in Hudson, Iowa. He was an understudy in the publishing business as his parents owned and operated Hudson Printing Company for more than 49 years.
Ken joined the Air Force in 1986 and earned his MBA in 1990 from the University of South Dakota. He was an instructor/evaluator navigator on KC-135 air refueling tankers and spent many years as an instructor navigator at the Nav School at Randolph AFB, TX. Murray is a combat veteran who flew missions in support of Operations Just Cause, Desert Storm, Allied Force, and was chief of combat operations at the Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid AB, Qatar, supporting Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
He also served as editor of Torch Magazine, Air Education, and Training Command’s Safety Magazine, where his team won the International Blue Pencil Award for government communicators. A highly decorated Air Force officer,
Murray retired from the Air Force in May 2011, as a Lt. Colonel, after a 25-year career.
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