CALLING ALL MEMBERS OF THE OH-58D KIOWA WARRIOR COMMUNITY:
The Garry Owen Project is the collaborative effort of Edward Cope and myself, Joshua Winkler, two former OH-58D Kiowa Warrior pilots, in an effort to publish a compilation of stories from the Kiowa Warrior community, but we need your help! We want to immortalize your stories; while we expect we will be primarily drawing from the Global War on Terror (GWOT) era, all generations of the OH-58D community are welcome to submit their perspective of KW history.
The primary purpose of The Garry Owen Project is to enable veterans past and present to share their accounts of the Kiowa Warrior community, primarily in combat, but any and all noteworthy accounts will also be considered (this can include accounts that might highlight aspects of scout pilot culture, such as a particularly legendary Stetson break-in, a brutal spur ride, humorous twisted saber award, or anything else in that vein of lore).
We also will consider stories from ground force service members who were supported by KW Scout Weapons Teams (SWTs) for added perspective, especially if the SWT pilots who were there can provide their own account of the same mission. Submissions are NOT limited to pilots only; former KW Crew Chiefs and maintainers are encouraged to provide their accounts as well!
Our goal is to ensure that this vital era of scout pilot lore will be remembered for years to come. If not preserved—our history will be lost. We humbly invite you to help us tell the story of this great community so our legacy may be passed on to future generations. Thank you for your consideration, and for your service to this great country. Scouts Out!
Please submit your stories via email in Pages, Word or Open office document. Do not paste your submission text in the body of the email. Send your manuscript in normal manuscript formatting (see below).
Upon acceptance of your submission, we will send you a contract for your signature and prompt return.
Please direct all manuscript submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Point of Contact for all inquiries: Joshua Winkler at email@example.com or Edward Cope at Cope210@hotmail.com
Margins: One-inch margins on all four sides
Font: 12-point type, Times New Roman or Courier, black.
Alignment: Align left (not justified), meaning the right edges will be ragged—not be uniform or even.
Indent: DO NOT use the space bar or tab to indent paragraphs. Set up half-inch paragraph indentations in Format>Paragraph>Indents and Spacing>Special, First Line, .05
Spacing: Double space. DO NOT insert extra lines between paragraphs.
Character Spacing: Use one space only, not two spaces, between sentences.
Page numbering: Number pages top right hand corner.
On the first page include:
Name or pen name
Branch of military
Civilian Email address
Title of story
If you submit more than one story, center 3 number signs ### after the last paragraph or write “The End.”
Thank you in advance for sharing your stories with us and becoming part of American History.
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