Former F-16 Fighter Pilot Shares New Book of Poetry

By Michelle Truax/

Former F-16 fighter pilot Eric Chandler will present readings from his newest book, “Hugging this Rock,” at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center on March 1 at 6:30pm. This new collection of poetry encompasses his life as a pilot, parent, and outdoor sports enthusiast.

Chandler lives in Duluth and is a two-time winner of the Col. Darron L. Wright Memorial Writing Award administered by the on-line literary journal Line of Advance. He is a member of the Lake Superior Writers organization, the Outdoor Writers Association of America, and the Military Writers Guild.

Copies of “Hugging this Rock” are on sale now at the Bong Center’s gift shop.