Angel's Truck Stop, A Woman's Love, Laughter and Loss during the Vietnam War is an eye-opening account of an era many Americans did not/do not understand and that many choose to forget. Angelica Pilato pulls no punches - the stories make you laugh and cry - and you are left with a somber appreciation of what is asked of our servicemen and women. You'll be compelled to read it in one sitting, but take your time - absorb what she shares.
Barb Randall, Lake Oswego Review, West Linn Tidings
Wonderfully written, very conversational. Angel courageously reveals her innermost thoughts about her hard times as well as her joys and triumphs.
Mary Freider, Willamette View
Angel has done all the pilots of the 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing proud with her telling of the Wing's fighting spirit and zeal to "Kill MiGs."
An honest and courageous portrayal of a woman's life in the military during the turbulent 1960's.
Sarah Stephens, Ph.D.
The author deals with high-echelon egos and gung-ho fighter pilots and has readers feeling empathy with the men and women she introduces in her wartime memoir.
Janet Goetze, writing in The Oregonian
Angel is a very talented storyteller. Those of us at Udorn spent 90% of our time on the flight line, flying, or at "Angelâ€™s Truck Stop". It was a great "Stop" because Angel had a Fighter Pilotâ€™s attitude and knew what made us tick. Thanks again from all of us for the memories.
Joe Kittinger, Colonel, USAF, (ret)
In spite of her youth, idealism, relative inexperience and gender, Angel figured out how to get things accomplished in a man's military world.
Robin Guariglia, Portland, Oregon
A candid, humorous, and insightful glimpse of a woman running an officers' club in the middle of a combat zone. You'll be engaged from beginning to end with the situations and people involved in this war time memoir.
Colonel Marie Gutierrez. USAF, (Ret)
Boldly entertaining and heartbreakingly poignant, Angel's Truck Stop gives unique insight into the life of a woman officer serving on an overseas Air Force base during the Vietnam War. A total page turner!
Julie Piper Finley, ABC, Director of Marketing & Communications
Often war memoirs make the subject look heroic. It's unusual to read a memoir that doesn't hold back, that shows us the real person behind the book. Angel bares her soul and doesn't spare herself or her fellow soldiers as she gives her unvarnished memories of her life as a female military officer serving during the Vietnam war. I think this book gives a real picture of a place in time that many of us are unfamiliar with-and would be better knowing.