CHUCK GROSS was an Army helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War from May
1970 through May 1971. He logged more than 1,200 hours of combat flying
and achieved Senior Aircraft Commander status. After the war he became a
commercial pilot and recently retired from American Airlines as a
767/757 Captain. Gross is also an instructor in the martial arts and has
published a self-defense video course. He lives in Gallatin, Tennessee.