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Don Bendell
Born January 8, 1947(1947-01-08) (age 74)
Akron, Ohio, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Author, speaker, karate instructor, cowboy, rancher[1]
Political movement Conservative
Spouse(s) Shirley
Children 6 children 11 grandchildren

Don Bendell (born January 8, 1947, in Akron, Ohio) is an American author, rancher, tracker, and a former Green Beret.[2][3] He has published 26 books and assisted in exposing former Atlantic City Mayor Bob Levy's claims of serving as a Green Beret as false.[4]

Bendell has had his work published in several newspapers and magazines, such as The American Spectator.[5] Bendell is skilled in multiple martial arts, owns his own karate school, and is a 1995 inductee into the International Karate & Kickboxing Hall of Fame.[6]

Bibliography[]

Fiction[]

Chief of Scouts series[]

  • Chief of Scouts (1995)[7][8]
  • Horse Soldiers (1995)
  • Colt (1995) (1995)

Colt Family series[]

  • Justis Colt (1995)
  • Matched Colts (1997)[9]
  • Blazing Colts (1999)

Criminal Investigation Detachment[]

  • Criminal Investigation Detachment (2006)
  • Broken Borders (2006)
  • Bamboo Battleground (2007)

Strongheart series[]

  • Strongheart: A Story of the Old West (2011)
  • Blood Feather (2013)
  • The Indian Ring (2016)

Standalone novels[]

  • Coyote Run (1995)
  • Warrior (1995)
  • Eagle (1995)
  • War Bonnet (2002)

Non-fiction[]

  • Crossbow (1990)
  • The B-52 Overture (1992)[10]
  • Valley of Tears (1993)
  • Snake Eater: Characters in and Stories about the U. S. Army Special Forces in Vietnam (1994)[11]
  • VALLEY OF TEARS: Assault Into the Plei Trap Valley (2010)[12]
  • Tracks of Hope: A Memoir (2011)

Politics[]

In November 2016, Bendell spoke at a rally in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.[13][14]

References[]

  1. Tribble, Bob (Apr 2, 2004). "Character, Integrity And Morals Make a Man". https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=HTM5AAAAIBAJ&sjid=KBUGAAAAIBAJ&pg=2466,1125252&dq=don-bendell&hl=en. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  2. "Tracks tell of hiker's fate Rancher traces steps to body". May 26, 1998. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=NewsLibrary&p_multi=CSGB&d_place=CSGB&p_theme=newslibrary2&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0F34B902A53A569B&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  3. "Navajo Police Not Giving Up Their Pursuit Of 2 Fugitives". Jul 7, 1998. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ejtOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yOwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6747,2807521&dq=don-bendell&hl=en. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  4. "How mayor of A.C. was exposed as impostor Increased national scrutiny led Bob Levy to admit he was no Green Beret". philly.com. 2004-02-11. http://articles.philly.com/2007-10-14/news/25231904_1_military-impostors-military-memorabilia-veterans/3. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  5. Bendell, Don. "Abandoned Brothers". American Spectator. Archived from the original on 28 July 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130728132032/http://spectator.org/archives/2004/04/21/abandoned-brothers. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  6. "International Karate & Kickboxing Hall of Fame". Wujiaquan.com. http://www.wujiaquan.com/fame.htm. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  7. "Fiction Review: Chief of Scouts". Publishers Weekly. http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-451-17690-5. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  8. "Review: Chief of Scouts". Booklist Online. http://www.booklistonline.com/Chief-of-Scouts-Don-Bendell/pid=293884. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  9. "Former Robeson Author Releases Book". Jul 1, 1997. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SbM_AAAAIBAJ&sjid=6FYMAAAAIBAJ&pg=6701,242613&dq=don-bendell&hl=en. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  10. "Non-fiction Review: The B-52 Overture". Publishers Weekly. http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-440-21138-9. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  11. "AUTHOR WEARS COAT OF MANY DIVERSE COLORS WAR, FAMILY MEMBERS INSPIRED HIS LIFE AND CAREER". May 22, 1994. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=AK&s_site=ohio&p_multi=AK&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EE533AD44E8E1B1&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  12. "Canon City writer tells plight of dwindling tribe in Vietnam". July 8, 1990. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=NewsLibrary&p_multi=CSGB&d_place=CSGB&p_theme=newslibrary2&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0F34BC351ACAE1C4&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  13. Lavender, Paige (6 Nov 2016). "Speaker At Donald Trump Rally Jokes About Hillary Clinton Being A B***h". Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/don-bendell-hillary-clinton_us_581ea9b6e4b0e80b02ca9284. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  14. Hickey, Chuck (26 Oct 2016). "Mike Pence, Eric Trump to campaign in Colorado this week". KDVR. http://kdvr.com/2016/10/26/mike-pence-eric-trump-to-campaign-in-colorado-this-week/. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 

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