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22 Farrell, Farley, & Knorr – Pennsylvania Patriots Sunbury Press
23 George Donehoo – Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania Sunbury Press
24 Donald Dewey — Franchisement Milford House Press
25 William Marcum – The Foreman’s Boys Sunbury Press
26 Lawrence Knorr – The Descendants of Hans Peter Knorr Sunbury Press
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28 Mark Singel – The Life and Loves of Thaddeus Stevens Milford House Press
29 John L Moore – Bows, Bullets, & Bears Sunbury Press
30 Cheryl Brooks – Chicken Bone Beach Sunbury Press
31 Larry Lehmer – Bandstandland Sunbury Press
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38 Linda Schwab — Displaced Sunbury Press
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42 Michael Hawley – Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety Sunbury Press
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45 Sam Zygner – Baseball Under the Palms Sunbury Press
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48 Jerry Roth — Bottom Feeders Hellbender Books
49 Kyle Romines — The Keeper of the Crows Hellbender Books
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52 Darla Henry – The 3-5-7 Model: A Practice Approach to Permanency Sunbury Press
53 Joe Harvey — If We’re Really Quiet, It Won’t Find Us Milford House Press
54 Jeffrey Geiger – German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California Sunbury Press
55 Terry Ray – The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Or… Ars Metaphysica
56 John L Moore – Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps Sunbury Press
57 Guy Graybill – Prince and the Paupers Sunbury Press
58 John Hoptak – Dear Ma: The Civil War Letters of Curtis Clay Pollock Sunbury Press
59 Michele Livingston — Spiritual Treasures (HC Ars Metaphysica
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61 Amy & William Blocher – Holocaust’s Child Sunbury Press
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65 Steve Troutman – Tulpehocken Trail Traces Sunbury Press
66 Captain Hooter – Captain Hooter’s Connoisseur’s Guide to Amsterdam… Sunbury Press
67 Mark Pendergrast – The Most Hated Man in America Sunbury Press
68 Virginia Brackett – In the Company of Patriots Sunbury Press
69 John L Moore – Skunks, Nuts, and Other Stories (PB Sunbury Press
70 BANG – The BANG Story Sunbury Press
71 John L Moore – Scorched Earth: General Sullivan and the Senecas Sunbury Press
72 Sheldon Munn – Freemasons at Gettysburg Sunbury Press
73 Barbara Mancini — Cruel Death, Heartless Aftermath Sunbury Press
74 Virginia Rafferty – The Road to Lattimer Milford House Press
75 James Dohren — Windy City Stories Sunbury Press
76 Robert Miller — Lost in the Cogan Milford House Press
77 Scott Hendrix — Gods, Philosophers, and Scientists Oxford Southern
78 Oliver Seneca – When the Sky Goes Dark Hellbender Books
79 Paula Tucker – Surviving: A Kent State Memoir Sunbury Press
80 Joe Fair – Call Sign Dracula Sunbury Press
81 Jeff Pappas — Ponies West Sunbury Press
82 Calvin Richardson – Do You, Without Them Sunbury Press
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84 Maryka Biaggio – Eden Waits Milford House Press
85 Knorr, Troutman, Moran, Baum, Hipple, & Adams – There is Something… Sunbury Press
86 Joe Farley – Trumpet Call to Victory Sunbury Press
87 Miles Richards – Wrestling with George … Sunbury Press
88 Thomas Malafarina – Yes, I Smelled It To: Cartoons for the Somewha… Sunbury Press
89 Bob Ford – Beagle Tales Sunbury Press
90 Martine Kalaw – Illegal Among Us Sunbury Press
91 Steve Troutman – The Trevorton, Mahanoy and Susquehanna Railroad a… Sunbury Press
92 Ronald Mayer — Baseball Memories Sunbury Press
93 Robert Miller – The Cogan Legend Milford House Press
94 Farrell & Farley — Keystone Tombstones Volume 2 (e ed Sunbury Press
95 Rebecca Daniels – Keeping the Lights on for Ike Sunbury Press
96 Gronsky & Bohner – A Short Season Sunbury Press
97 Diane McCormick – Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History Sunbury Press
98 Jim Remsen – Embattled Freedom Sunbury Press
99 Bob Ford – Rabbit Stew for Your Soul Sunbury Press
100 Dennis Herrick – Winter of the Metal People 2ed Milford House Press
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37 Doug Beed – Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam – Sunbury Press
38 Scott Stevens — Twister Town Milford House Press
39 Sharon Marchisello — Secrets of the Galapagos — Milford House Press
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42 Jason Altmire – Dead Center Sunbury Press
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46 Mark Singel — The Life and Loves of Thaddeus Stevens — Milford House Press
47 William & Amy Blocher — Holocaust’s Child Sunbury Press
48 John L Moore — Tories, Terror, and Tea Sunbury Press
49 William Cook — The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Sunbury Press
50 John L Moore — Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps Sunbury Press
51 Oxana Lapchuk — The Journalist — Sunbury Press
52 John L Moore — Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks Sunbury Press
53 Calvin Richardson – Do You, Without Them Sunbury Press
54 Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks — Golden Beauty Boss — Sunbury Press
55 Jeffrey Geiger – German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California  K… Sunbury Press
56 Helga Rist — The Blood Letter Sunbury Press
57 Marlin Bressi — Hairy Men in Caves Sunbury Press
58 Bob Ford – Beagle Tales 8 Sunbury Press
59 John L Moore — Against the Ice Sunbury Press
60 * Scott Hendrix — Gods, Philosophers, and Scientists Oxford Southern
61 Miles Richards — Wrestling with George — Sunbury Press
62 William Lemanski – Lost in the Shadow of Fame Sunbury Press
63 Charles Kniffen – Fifty Years in a Fox Hole Sunbury Press
64 T K McCoy – Contemporary Photo Impressionists Brown Posey Press
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66 Daniel Agatino — Give In To Win Sunbury Press
67 John Hoptak – Dear Ma: The Civil War Letters of Curtis Clay Pollock  … Sunbury Press
68 Larry Lehmer — Bandstandland Sunbury Press
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70 Glenn Schwartz — The Weathermaker — Milford House Press
71 William Cook – Touring America by Automobile in the 1920s Sunbury Press
72 BANG – The BANG Story Sunbury Press
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86 Bob Ford – Beagle Tales 5 Sunbury Press
87 Bob Ford – Beagle Tales 7 Sunbury Press
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89 Michael Barton – Shitepoke Brown Posey Press
90 Kristen Cunnane – Undoing Jane Doe Sunbury Press
91 Edward Rubin – The Heatstroke Line Brown Posey Press
92 William Marcum – The Foreman’s Boys Sunbury Press
93 Mark Mitten – Hard to Quit Milford House Press
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95 Joe Harvey — Summer Changes Everything Milford House Press
96 Mark Mitten – Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave Milford House Press
97 L D Knorr – The Leviticus Mission Milford House Press
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Character Interview: Dr. Alan Gibb, from Franchisement

Character Interview: Dr. Alan Gibb, from Franchisement

Franchisement is a way of thinking, a way of belonging, an outlet to your own identity.

The world has spent 10 centuries searching for potential solutions to maximize the profitability of human interconnection. We have tried everything to resolve our existential malaise and our constant sense of futility, and nothing works.

Over the centuries we have rushed to one organized corpus of thought (like philosophy and religion) in the vain search for clues to find joy. But people have continued to lose that "team feeling" about life, have continued to feel unfranchised.

That is, until Dr. Alan Gibb passed a young boy on the street wearing a pair of Mets shorts, a Red Sox t-shirt, and a Yankees cap, and the theory of human relationships called "Franchisement" was born.

Recently, we had the chance to sit down with the founder, ideator, and chief salesman of Franchisement (Doctor Alan Gibb) to explain this revolutionary concept. And he even agreed to do so without charging for his time.

This is that interview.


 

Interview with Dr. Alan Gibb

Q: Can you explain Franchisement in ten words or less?

AG: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

Q: That's the typing exercise for using all the letters of the alphabet.

AG: Exactly. It covers everything. As does Franchisement. No matter who you are or what you are--sex, ehtnicity, and favorite breakfast cereral immaterial--there's a place for you on the Franchisement grid. You belong.

Q: So it's really about togetherness.

AG: That you'd have to pay for us to research. I don't know enough about you.

Q: I mean speaking generally. It's about togetherness.

AG: If I knew what you meant by that, I could answer. But I don't know you. What do you mean by "speaking generally?" That might mean one thing for you and an entirely different thing for your upstairs neighbor. The key to Franchisement is the personal, and you don't exist personally for me. Give me a clue.

Q: I like baseball.

AG: So what? So did Hitler.

Q: I never knew that.

AG: He was a New York Yankee personality with a Philadelphia Phillies PITS.

Q: A what?

AG: PITS. His Positional Identity Trait Sign.

Q: What's that?

AG: What it says--his Positional Identity Trait Sign. You can only have one PITS at a time.

Q: I didn't know that. 

AG: But it's up to you to choose which PITS. 

Q: Oh.

AG: Franchisement doesn't force things on its customers.

Q: That sounds good.

AG: Start telling people who they are and they aren't those people; they're who they say they are.

Q: Not the same thing.

AG: Not at all. You want to be who you are, not somebody else.

Q: Of course not.

AG: Look out any window and you'll see thousands of unfranchised people walking the streets. They don't know where they're going. They don't know where they've come from. Makes you want to keep the blinds closed.

Q: I confess I'm at a loss...

AG: A classic Phillies PITS symptom. Maybe it would be better if you just started off with a Franchisement Unique Number. Your FUN. That usually relaxes first-time customers.

Q: But I'm not a customer. I'm here to interview you.

AG: An identity trait like any other. Give it a try. Your FUN number.

Q: Any number?

AG: After the one on your credit card...No, no, don't say it out loud. There may be hackers listening. Just let me see it...Okay, good. Now what FUN do you want?

Q: Pretty expensive fun.

AG: Go ahead. Your FUN number. 

Q: How about...361?

AG: I don't know. You tell me. What's special about 361 for you?

Q: It's 360 plus one.

AG: So not just everything, but one more than everything.

Q: Not that I want to seem greedy.

AG: Franchisement doesn't judge.

Q: Who else has picked 361?

AG: You mean your Famous Franchisement Folks?

Q: Who?

AG: Your Famous Franchisement Folks. Your FFF.

Q: Oh.

AG: Part of your sense of belonging. Through the ages.

Q: Right. Can't be many in my case.

AG: Off the top of my head I can say John the Baptist, Robespierre, and Ted Williams.

Q: Not the worst company, I guess.

AG: As I said, we don't judge; we just process.

Q: If I want another FFF, can I change down the road?

AG: That's why all those numbers exist.

Q: So I'm really not committed to anything.

AG: One of the first lessons Franchisement learned from horoscopes. You start thinking of yourself as a scorpion or a cancer, say, you eventually get depressed. Who wants to be a scorpion or a cancer every day? You wake up in the morning, and you're crawling or coughing your lungs out before you even get out of bed. That wasn't good for you and it certainly wasn't good for the astrology business. So they created all these half-moons and cusps and crap for more possibilities. That's what we've had in place since the very beginning.

Q: But doesn't that leave you and Franchisement open to criticism?

AG: None that I've heard.

Q: Well, I mean if you can be anything, how can you ever be something?

AG: That sounds like a philosophical question, and we could be sitting here debating it all week. You may have that time, but I don't.

Q: You sound very self-confident, Dr. Gibb.

AG: Thank you.

Q: I mean in a kind of smug way.

AG: I never heard that criticism before.

Q: Really?

AG: I'm beginning to think you might be a New York Mets Personality.


Thank you for reading our interview with Franchisement founder Dr. Alan Gibb!

If you liked what you read, check out the satirical novel Franchisement by Donald Dewey. Dr. Gibb's got plenty more head-scratching, hilarious moments as you'd expect after reading this interview.

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It Started with a Dream: How Oxana Lapchuk Wrote The Journalist, a Holocaust Story

It Started with a Dream: How Oxana Lapchuk Wrote The Journalist, a Holocaust Story

Welcome to the second installment of the Sunbury Press author journey series!

In every book, there's a story. And not just the one between its pages.

Every author has a different journey for how they ended up with the incredible book that landed in our inbox. Sure, we loved the book that they sent to us--enough to publish it and share with you all--but we wanted to know what it took for them to write that book, what drove them toward publication, and to get to know them better as artists.

And instead of keeping those answers to ourselves, we thought--to hell with it, let's share it with YOU.

We are thrilled to continue this new author-centric series with the inspirational Oxana Lapchuk, author of The Journalist: A Holocaust Story.


"It Started with a Dream"

by Oxana Lapchuk

Oxana Lapchuk author journey

My book journey started ten years ago on May 5, 2010 when I dreamed that I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby. The baby was chunky and laughed profusely. While I knew I wouldn’t be having a baby, I did know that God was speaking to me in a different way; instead, he was telling me that I'd bring something new into the world. To me, that meant it was finally time to write a book about the story that meant the most to me: my father’s holocaust experiences.

Now, this happened right around the time that I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Thanks to the dream, I had newfound confidence that I would beat it and that my book-baby would become a reality. I needed to focus on it, not the cancer. I had surgery shortly after the dream, cutting out the need for chemo or radiation and giving me inspiration to get to work.

But when I focused my attention toward the book, I found that there were many challenges to getting it written.

First and foremost, my father had died 20 years earlier. I had to recall my conversations with him about his experiences and dig through his records and documents (he was a journalist) to try to piece it all together. I found some old photos that shed some light on his timeline and was able to get a clearer picture. However, I knew it wasn’t enough; I needed to go to the actual concentration camps to get further clarification.

In 2018, a friend of mine connected me to a German teacher who focused on the Holocaust. I spoke to her about my father’s history in Buchenwald and working in the underground tunnels of the Dora-Mittlebau complex. She helped me locate someone at the Buchenwald Memorial who was able to gather even more documents about his personal information while he was at the camps.

I made arrangements with her to pick us up at the train station in Nordhausen, Germany and to take us to the underground tunnels in Dora-Mittlebau. They only opened the tunnels in 2006 so we were able to take a tour and see for ourselves the horrible working conditions that the prisoners had to endure.

Then she drove us to Buchenwald—about an hour away. We met with the head of the Memorial Archives and she had all the documents ready for me. We spent an hour going over everything, and I realized that some of my information was not accurate.

So I had to make some revisions as to my father’s timeline while in the different camps. The most amazing experience for me was when they took me to the actual spot where my father slept in the barracks in the “Little Camp.” It was block 63. I stood on that grassy spot where there was once a building. It was as if I was walking in his footsteps and reliving some of his experiences.  I couldn’t believe it.

When I went back to the states, I immediately started rewriting to make it as accurate as possible. At the time I was thinking I might self-publish it, but I wasn’t young anymore and didn’t have the time or the finances to go through that whole process. I had been a member of the Florida Writers Association and found out they were having a conference in October 2018 near my city.  So, I went.

At the conference, I made an appointment to meet with Lawrence Knorr of Sunbury Press, Inc. To my surprise, he was actually interested in publishing it! And one year later, my book (and my father's story) was published.

Some amazing things have happened since it got published. I was able to reconnect with friends that I hadn’t been in touch with for 45 years. I was able to reconnect with an old roommate. But the most amazing connection was with a woman whose father is in several chapters of the book. His name was Stefan, and he was arrested along with my father and spent some time with him in two of the camps. They were in Buchenwald together and my father’s prisoner number was 25362 (adds up to 18) which in the Hebrew means “life” and her father’s number was 25363.

She lives in Idaho and had done a lot of research about her father and had also been trying to locate my father as well.  When she found my book on the internet, she was amazed and told me the book filled in a lot of gaps for her. Her father had died in 1998, and before the war was studying to be a priest in Lviv, Ukraine. Our fathers never reconnected after the war once they moved to the states.

Writing and researching this book has been an amazing journey and has opened up a lot of doors for me. I’ll even be doing an event at the local holocaust center here in my town in the fall, and the local paper has written an article about me and the book. My old alma mater even has two of my books in their libraries!

I’m excited about where else the wind will take this book, especially if it can get out to those who need it. One of the reasons for writing it was to give hope to many people out there who are facing challenging situations. I believe they’ll find help in the principles my father practiced that enabled him to overcome and triumph in the midst of his adverse circumstances.


About the Author

This is an author photo of Oxana Lapchuk, author of the journalist a holocaust story

Oxana Lapchuk was born in New York, New York the same year her father emigrated to the United States. A lifelong student of Ukrainian history and culture, she has worked as an interpreter in Ukraine and Israel and now lives in Florida. This is her first book.


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4 Great Books About Pennsylvania History

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Spend quality time with some of the country's most important figures in these 4 great books about Pennsylvania history!

Pennsylvania's history is our nation's history. From Conrad Weiser's contributions to  the great risks taken by our founding fathers, you can't get stories about where America began without talking about Pennsylvania.

At Sunbury Press, we're thrilled to kick off yet another amazing year of book publishing with new books of various subject matters. And today, we're paying homage to the history of our home state Pennsylvania with this blog post of amazing Sunbury Press books about Pennsylvania.

 


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Three authors travel the eastern US to tell the stories of our country's founders in Pennsylvania Patriots: Their Lives, Contributions, and Burial Sites.

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An insightful look into one of the most misunderstood figures of the 19th century. The Life and Loves of Thaddeus Stevens documents the life of an uncompromising politician and a vulnerable human shaped by his own passions.

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William Marcum’s “The Foreman’s Boys” tops as the Sunbury Press bestseller for August

William Marcum’s “The Foreman’s Boys” tops as the Sunbury Press bestseller for August

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for August 2019 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 8 The Foreman’s Boys William Marcum History
2 1 The Last Ride of the Iron Horse Dan Joseph Baseball
3 Dead Center Jason Altmire Politics
4 13 Undoing Jane Doe Kristen Cunnane Abuse Memoir
5 26 Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Brooks History
6 25 Holocaust’s Child Amy & William Blocher History
7 15 Well-behaved Taverns Seldom Make History Diane McCormick History
8 NEW My War and Welcome to It Tom Copeland Military Memoir
9 9 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
10 3 Baseball Under the Palms Sam Zygner Baseball
11 16 Raising Monarchs Sue McGovern Nature
12 22 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
13 Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety Michael Hawley History
14 12 The 1932 Yankees Ronald Auguster Baseball
15 7 American Citizen Ben E Myers Biography
16 5 What Springs of Rain Lindsey Lough Nature Photography
17 NEW Conrad Weiser: Pennsylvania Peacemaker Arthur Graeff Biography
18 Tulpehocken Trail Traces Steve Troutman History
19 2 Bandstandland Larry Lehmer History
20 There Is Something About Rough and Ready Knorr, Troutman, et al History
21 19 Fifty Years in a Foxhole Charles Kniffen Military Memoir
22 17 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
23 6 Gettysburg Eddie Lawrence Knorr Baseball
24 14 I Made a Short Film Now WTF Do I Do With It? Clarissa Jacobson Self-Help
25 Captain Hooter’s Connoisseurs Guide to Amsterdam Coffeeshops Captain Hooter Travel
26 The Most Hated Man in America Mark Pendergrast True Crime
27 29 Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania George Donehoo History
28 The Lost Island of Columbus Keith Pickering History
29 Keystone Corruption Continued Brad Bumsted Politics
30 30 The Marines’ Lost Squadron Mark Carlson History
Dan Joseph’s “The Last Ride of the Iron Horse” tops as the Sunbury Press bestseller for July

Dan Joseph’s “The Last Ride of the Iron Horse” tops as the Sunbury Press bestseller for July

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for July 2019 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 12 The Last Ride of the Iron Horse Dan Joseph Baseball
2 17 Bandstandland Larry Lehmer History
3 20 Baseball Under the Palms Sam Zygner Baseball
4 The Georgia Segregated School for the Deaf Knorr & Whatley History
5 3 What Springs of Rain Lindsey Lough Nature Photography
6 6 Gettysburg Eddie Lawrence Knorr Baseball
7 NEW American Citizen Ben E Myers Biography
8 2 The Foreman’s Boys William Marcum History
9 13 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
10 14 Collision Course William Cook Basketball
11 9 1780: Year of Revenge John L Moore History
12 8 The 1932 Yankees Ronald Julyer Baseball
13 7 Undoing Jane Doe Kristen Cunnane Abuse Memoir
14 NEW I Made a Short Film Now WTF Do I Do With It? Clarissa Jacobson Self-Help
15 18 Well-behaved Taverns Seldom Make History Diane McCormick History
16 16 Raising Monarchs Sue McGovern Nature
17 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
18 A Year of Change and Consequences Mark Singel Political Memoir
19 5 Fifty Years in a Foxhole Charles Kniffen Military Memoir
20 General John Fulton Reynolds Lawrence Knorr Genealogy
21 Look, I Shrunk Grandma Karen Severson Medical Memoir
22 10 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
23 Adventures in Distant and Remote Places William Lemanski Travel
24 Keystone Tombstones Gettysburg Farrell, Farley, & Knorr Biography
25 4 Holocaust’s Child Amy & William Blocher History
26 Chicken Bone Beach Cheryl Brooks History
27 Dear Ma: Civil War Letters … John Hoptak History
28 Keystone Tombstones Civil War Farrell, Farley, & Knorr Biography
29 24 Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania George Donehoo History
30 23 The Marines’ Lost Squadron Mark Carlson History