Independent Book Publishers Assoc. Benjamin Franklin Awards 2011 Winner – Best Memoir/Autobiography Finalist – The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (non-fiction) Finalist – Best Cover Design (non-fiction)
Next Generation Indie Awards 2011 Winner – Memoirs and Best Cover Design (non-fiction) Finalist – Military
Military Writers Society of America Book Awards 2011 Gold Medal – Military/Air Force
The Eric Hoffer Award 2011 Honorable Mention – Memoir