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A dangerous mental patient, a reckless bomber pilot and the men and women who struggled to prevent two fatal tragedies... A true story of murder, disaster, heroism and survival. On 20 June 1994, a vengeance-seeking gunman opened fire in an Air Force hospital. Despite warnings from his roommates and co-workers. Despite the efforts of mental-health doctors. A sociopath had slipped through the cracks. Four days later, a B-52 bomber crashed during an air-show practice flight. Numerous airmen had complained about the reckless pilot. When their leadership refused to ground him they predicted the worst air-show disaster in history. Have you ever heard that a killer just snapped? Or that a tragic "accident" was unpredictable? Read Warnings Unheeded and see the precursors of violence and tragedy in this page-turning true story of mental illness, mass murder, and disaster. ***Contains more than 70 photographs and images.*** Warnings Unheeded is authored by Andy Brown the Air Force Security Forces airman who ended the killing spree. Brown's training as an Investigator is displayed in this skillful narrative - densely packed with details garnered from first-hand accounts, medical records, police reports, letters and journals. This book is part of Brown's ongoing effort to share the lessons learned from the tragedies and their aftermath. Using the words of the people who experienced the tragedies, this book provides in-depth look at the before, during and after of a preventable active-shooter incident and an avoidable fatal plane crash. The base psychiatrist knew the airman was dangerous. “This is the kind of patient who … one day … he’s going to come back and kill you.” Aircrews knew the rogue pilot was dangerous. “We predicted the worst air-show disaster in history when we found out that he was gonna fly.” The result of more than seven years of research. Brown "masterfully weaves" the two stories together in a powerful narrative. He also reveals the preparations he made that enabled him to end a pistol-versus-rifle gunfight with a 70 yard shot from his handgun. In an effort to remove the stigma associated with mental illness, Brown describes his experience with the life-altering effects of post traumatic stress and his journey toward recovery. Part true crime, part law-enforcement biography, police memoir, military nonfiction book and military aviation history book. Warnings Unheeded is presented in an objective style that shows what can happen when authorities become complacent, when the precursors of violence are ignored and the lessons from history are forgotten.