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Sherwood, John D. 1966- (John Darrell Sherwood)

Sherwood, John D. 1966- (John Darrell Sherwood)

PERSONAL:

Born November 6, 1966, in Concord, MA; son of John P. (an engineer) and Anita B. (an art gallery director) Sherwood; married September 11, 1999; wife's name Darina (an operations research analyst). Education: Columbia University, B.A., 1989, M.A., 1991; George Washington University, Ph.D., 1995. Hobbies and other interests: Skiing, bird watching, cycling.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Washington, DC. Office—U.S. Naval Historical Center, 805 Kidder Breese St. S.E., Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

U.S. Army Center of Military History, Washington, DC, historian, 1995-97; U.S. Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard, DC, historian, 1997—.

MEMBER:

Society for Military History.

WRITINGS:

Officers in Flight Suits: The Story of American Air Force Fighter Pilots in the Korean War, New York University Press (New York, NY), 1996.

Fast Movers: Jet Aviators and the Vietnam War Experience, Free Press (New York, NY), 2000.

Afterburner: Naval Aviators and the Vietnam War, New York University Press (New York, NY), 2004.

Black Sailor, White Navy: Racial Unrest in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War Era, New York University Press (New York, NY), 2007.

Columnist for the Web site DCSki.com. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Slovak Spectator.

SIDELIGHTS:

John D. Sherwood told CA: "I have worked for the U.S. armed forces for my entire career and am motivated to describe the historical experiences of the military in the most accurate manner possible. In short, I strive to use official documents whenever possible to check facts, and I only rely on oral history for narrative color. I look at both the social and operational history of the military in general and the Navy and Marine Corps in particular. Ronald H. Spector, my dissertation director, emphasized a writing style that incorporates both social and operational history."

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