"A Must Read"

- New York Post

“An inspiring tale.”

- Los Angeles Times


- Parade

"Reads like
 a dream."

- Associated Press


- USA Today

“A delight to read.”

- The Washington Times

Devotion tells the inspirational story of the navy’s most famous aviator duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the Marines they fought to defend.


A white New Englander from the country-club scene, Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighters for his country.


An African American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi, Jesse became the navy’s first black carrier pilot to defend a nation that wouldn’t even serve him in a bar.


While much of America remained divided by segregation, Jesse and Tom joined forces as wingmen in Fighter Squadron 32.


Adam Makos takes us into the cockpit as these bold young aviators cut their teeth at the world’s most dangerous job—landing on the deck of an aircraft carrier—a line of work that Jesse’s young wife, Daisy, struggles to accept.


Deployed to the Mediterranean, Tom and Jesse meet the Fleet Marines, boys like PFC “Red” Parkinson, a farm kid from the Catskills. Between war games in the sun, the young men revel in the Riviera, partying with millionaires and even befriending the Hollywood starlet, Elizabeth Taylor.


Then comes the war no one expected, in faraway Korea.


Devotion brings us along, into the foxholes with Red and the Marines and soaring overhead with Tom and Jesse as they battle a North Korean invasion.


As the fury of the fighting escalates and the Marines are cornered at the Chosin Reservoir, Tom and Jesse fly in, guns-blazing, to try to save them.


When one of the duo is shot down behind enemy lines and pinned in his burning plane, the other faces an unthinkable choice: watch his friend die or attempt history’s most audacious one-man rescue mission.


A tug-at-the-heartstrings tale of bravery and selflessness, Devotion asks: How far would you go to save a friend?

Soon to be a major motion picture!


Ensign Jesse Brown
Tom Hudner in his Corsair cockpit
Jesse Brown, Daisy Brown and baby Pam
US Marines at the Chosin Reservoir
Marines in Korea
Jesse Brown and VF-32 pilots
VF-32 F4U-4 Corsair takeoff
VF-32 Corsairs
Marines at the Chosin Reservoir
USS Leyte in Japan

View this Voice of America news report to learn more about Tom's 2013 visit to North Korea
in search of a fallen friend. Please note this video reveals the ending of Devotion.

View stunning artwork that has been created from moments described in "Devotion."

The Story

Art Gallery

Bonus Photos

Bonus Photos

Bonus Film

Bonus Film

Adam Makos and Tom Hudner appear in this CNN news video made while in North Korea.

Listen to Daisy Brown tell an eerie ghost story involving one of the characters from Devotion.
Please note this video reveals the ending of Devotion.

Bonus Film

Click on the image above to visit CNN.com where you can view a special report about
Tom's return to North Korea. Please note this video reveals the ending of Devotion.

Tribute Article

Read a special tribute to Devotion character and VF-32 fighter pilot Marty "Skip" Goode

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