Thursday, March 21, 2019

Fate Came Calling? Yes it Did...

The term "Fate" is described as - the development of events beyond a person's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power.

Several-years ago, when the lives of the Vest family intersected with that of yours-truly, and the opportunity to write the dramatic and incredible life-story of airline pilot Warren Vest arose, I gratefully accepted the exciting and daunting challenge. Fortunately, the three-year project consisting of in-depth interviews with Warren and many great people from his life, combined with the sweeping time periods enveloping this story, made for a remarkable experience overall and in the writing of the book.

Please visit: and I hope you enjoy the story about the fascinating life of Warren Vest. The Printed version of the book and E-Book are available on

About – Fate Came Calling.

As a young farmer and freshman student at the University of Missouri, Warren Vest was unexpectedly chosen to transport a new species of animal to a continent on the other side of the world. His remarkable journey led to a series of events that altered the course of his life from farming to becoming an incredible pilot and airline executive. His strong leadership and outstanding contributions changed the lives of countless others along the way. Whenever fate came calling, Warren rose to the occasion throughout his personal life and professional endeavors.

“I’m so glad this story is ready to be shared. It’s not only a tribute to this amazing man but a record of an incredible life lived. Warren’s life story is akin to the best Indiana Jones book except it is non-fiction. In today’s world will we ever see his kind again?”

Robert “Bob” Franklin,
Marine Corps F-4 Phantom Pilot, Vietnam
World Airways Captain (39 years)

“I love the title, “Fate Came Calling”, but this book is much more than just about fate. It’s a wonderful human-interest story about family, enduring friendships, hard work, professionalism, skill, dedication, loyalty, and perseverance. Warren and I met at age 19 as we embarked on our aviation careers and we have never forgotten those seminal events we shared as adventurous youngsters. Our friendship has entered its 7th decade. His book brings back a flood of great memories for me and I’m sure readers will find his story exciting and inspiring.”

Douglas Brian “Pete” Peterson,
U.S.A.F. Colonel Retired & Vietnam POW
U.S. Congressman
First Ambassador to Vietnam