A Patriot's Calling

by Lt Colonel Dan Rooney

On Sale: 24/02/2020

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About the Book

A decorated fighter pilot and PGA professional tells the story of his life and service-to both his nation and others-in this remarkable memoir that is a stirring record of faith, patriotism, family, philanthropy, and golf.

What does it mean to be a patriot For Oklahoma native Dan Rooney, it is someone who not only puts his life on the line for country, but who opens his heart and mind and seeks to build a life that embodies the purest and most concentrated essence of himself. For many, Rooney is the model of a patriot: as an Air Force pilot who deployed to Iraq, serving three tours of duty; as a professional golfer who established a nonprofit foundation awarding thousands of scholarships to the children of fallen and disabled veterans; as the father of five daughters; as a man of faith, whose copilot, both in the skies and on the ground, has always been God.

A Patriot's Calling is his autobiographical journey through some of the most character-defining moments of his awe-inducing life and career. “On my third tour of duty in Iraq as F -16 fighter pilot, I felt a powerful calling from God to share the miraculous fusion of people and experiences uniquely placed along my journey. During my reflection, I began to understand how the forces of synchronicity had shaped my life. Synchronicity, or, as I like to call it, ‘chance with a purpose,' is all around us. These encounters with God's messengers are the sign-posts along the road of life guiding us toward our essence.” A Patriot's Calling illuminates Rooney's true essence-and offers guidance and inspiration for us all.

A Patriot's Calling includes 40 photos and 3 maps.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062992239
  • ISBN 10: 0062992236
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 24/02/2020
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: 37.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military

Biography

Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney has flown his F-16 on three tours of duty in Iraq. He is a PGA golf professional, founder of The Patriot Golf Club, and the founder and president of Folds of Honor, which has raised millions of dollars and awarded over 7,000 educational scholarships to the families of fallen and disabled veterans. Rooney's mission of healing and hope has been profiled by Fox News, CNN, NBC World News, Golf Digest, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, USA Today, and ESPN. Rooney has been awarded the Air National Guard's Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Combat Medal, Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and was presented the Whitehouse Volunteer Service award by President George W. Bush. He lives in Tulsa, OK with his wife and five daughters.


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