About the Author
Bob Manion was born and makes his home in Spokane, Washington. Enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1955 and served on active duty from January 1958 to January 1964. His service included the Fleet Marine Force Pacific and was assigned to State Department Duty in 1961. He served at the American Embassy Athens, Greece as a Marine Security Guard until 1963. Discharged in 1964, he rejoined the Reserves. Bob was commissioned a Chief Warrant Officer in artillery. He was later transferred to a combat support unit as an Intelligence Officer and Assistant Operations Officer. Bob served at Fort Lewis with a Joint Intelligence unit. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1998 while on duty with 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.
Bob graduated with a degree in Anthropology from Eastern Washington University. Employed by Pacific NW Bell, and U.S. West Communications. He retired as a manager in 1990. Bob has two sons, one daughter and four grandchildren. Hobbies include: Team Roping, bridge, reading, movies and writing. He has published five novels. Bob is a member of the Marine Corps League, MC Intelligence Association, Marine Embassy Guard Association, two writer groups and Telephone Pioneers. He volunteers at a local Cop Shop assisting the public.