top of page
  • Writer's pictureJim Ratti, '82

Jim Demarest Publishes Book About Steve Phillis

In conjunction with the effort to upgrade Steve Phillis' Silver Star, Jim "Boots" Demarest did extensive research and collected that information into a book entitled “Five Nickels: True Story of the Desert Storm Heroics and Sacrifice of Air Force Captain Steve Phillis” which will be released on 15 Feb 22. It’s available for presale on Amazon at this link.

Because I’m writing this blog post before the release date, I haven’t yet read it myself. However, Tom Sylvester was privileged to see an advance copy and tells me it’s a “damned fine read”. I’m sure it will be riveting and will help generate interest in, and strengthen the case for, the upgrade of Steve’s medal. At 240 pages, it’s shorter than most of the homework assignments from our philosophy classes at USAFA, so go get yourself a copy!

Jim Ratti

77 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

03 Oct 2023 I learned today that Denis McDonough, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, has appointed Kate L. Smith to the Department of Veteran Affairs Advisory Committee on Women Veterans. Her term run

10 Sep 2023 I learned on 9 Sep 2023 that our classmate Maj (Ret) Jeffery M. Riles of Sun City, AZ passed away on 24 Aug 2023. He was 62 and a member of CS-26. His family requested a funeral service th

bottom of page