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Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base

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On 20 June 1994, a lone gunman terrorized the patrons and staff of an Air Force hospital. Days later, a B-52 bomber and the lives of her crew were lost in a fiery crash. The incidents were sudden and shocking... but not unexpected.


Numerous people had recognized the signs of an impending active-shooter incident and aviation disaster. When their warnings went unheeded, hundreds of ordinary men and women were thrust into deadly scenes of chaos... incidents that would change their lives forever. Courageous bystanders assumed the roles of life-saving first responders. The victims of criminal violence fought to survive. Survivors would fight for answers, accountability and change.


Warnings Unheeded is a compelling narrative written by former military policeman and criminal investigator, Andy Brown. Drawing from extensive research, and interviews with the people who witnessed the tragedies unfold, Brown tells their story with cinematic clarity. Devoid of lurid detail, Brown's compassion for the victims is as clear as his prose. 


Hear from the men who flew with a veteran pilot and vowed to never do so again. 

Discover the history behind a would-be gunman and the people who feared him. 

Experience the tragedies through the firsthand accounts of the men and women who survived them.

As the man who ended the gunman's shooting spree, Brown reveals how he had prepared for the deadly gunfight... but not for the aftermath. The memoir portion of his narrative offers a candid insight into the hidden cost of becoming a "hero."


Warnings Unheeded is not an ordinary true-crime story, not just a criminal biography or a military or police memoir. It is a heartfelt story of courage and heroics... a true survival story and a lesson from history.


Hear this compelling true story of mental illness, mass murder and aviation disaster.



"A highly readable book ... from a unique source. Recommended for a wide audience." -Ron Franscell, USA Today Best Selling True-Crime Author of Delivered From Evil and The Darkest Night


"In vivid and thoroughly researched detail, Andy Brown masterfully weaves two tragic stories ... this is an important and well-written read." —Gregory K. Moffatt, Ph.D., author of Blind-Sided: Homicide Where it is Least Expected


"Profoundly valuable for anyone who wants to understand violence and mental illness in our society today." —Lt Col Dave Grossman, author of On Combat and On Killing


"There are specific lessons in this book that can help us to prevent lethal tragedy." —From the Foreword by Massad Ayoob




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