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Don Bendell

USA flag (b.1947)

aka Ron Stillman

Don Bendell is a best-selling author of 27 novels and books with over 3,000,000 copies of his books in print worldwide and a successful motion picture. He is a former US Army Special Forces (Green Beret) captain and decorated and disabled Vietnam veteran and the father of two Special Forces NCOs who are Iraq/Afghan War vets and still serving our nation. He also owns and is Grandmaster of Bendell Karate in Pueblo West, Colorado and in 1995 was inducted into the International Karate & Kickboxing Hall of Fame. His master instructor wife Shirley is also a 2009 inductee, making them the first and only couple in history to both be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Don has a Master of Science degree in Leadership from the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University and a BS in Business from Colorado Christian University. Don has 6 grown children and 11 grandchildren and describes himself simply as "a real cowboy with a real ranch, and a real horse." He and his wife own the beautiful 200-acre Strongheart Ranch south of Florence, Colorado.

Genres: Western