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Atlanta Preacher Rescued Apollo 11 Astronauts

Former Navy UDT/SEAL Rereleases Splashdown, The Rescue Of A Navy Frogman In Time For Apollo Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary

Powder Springs, GA, 2019 - - When Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins splashed down into the Pacific Ocean  on July 24, 1969 after their historic moonwalk, the first human they saw had flowers plastered all over his wetsuit. A picture of Wolfram standing on top of the capsule holding on to the recovery loop like a cowboy on a bucking bronco was plastered all over America’s newspapers and periodicals, including the now debunk Look magazine. 


Wolfram remembers that remarkable day as if it were yesterday, “Who would have thought that a 20-year-old seaman like me would have ever gotten the chance to be part of history? Dreams do come true.”

Rescuing astronauts was not the only adventure of Wolfram’s short navy career. He was deployed twice to Vietnam where he received a purple heart from a leg wound received during a firefight with the Viet Cong. John lost eight close friends. “I was one of the fortunate ones. I was able to return to the U.S. and pick up where I left off.”


Wolfram’s Christian journey has led him back to Vietnam, among those whom he fought in order to lead them to Jesus Christ. He recently built a memorial Bible school in central Vietnam in honor of his friends who died in the War.


Wolfram runs a wide range of domestic and international evangelism ministries. He has spoken at numerous evangelistic, civic and veteran’s events over the years and has created a positive impact on the lives of many. 


Wolfram’s amazing story is chronicled in a book he has published called, Splashdown, The Rescue of a Navy Frogman - rereleased in time for the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. Wolfram not only describes in detail his journey to become a Navy frogman, he also shares with readers his personal struggles, coping with drugs and the controversial war. While hallucinating on LSD in a Vietnam hotel room, he escaped the horrors of suicide after hearing a familiar voice -- the one that had spoken to him once before as a child.

With the help of faith that never left his side, Wolfram weaves into his narrative how while he was trained to rescue others, he found himself in need of rescue. 


When asked the question, what do you want readers to get out of your book, among other things? His reply was “to realize someone is out there, urging us to try, to take the risk, to brave the danger, and standing ready to reveal Himself as our savior.”

Title: Splashdown: The Rescue of a Navy Frogman Author: John Wolfram:  ISBN: 978-1-61005-233-7


PRICE: $19.95

 To place orders for the book, go to  

 To arrange a book signing or interview, contact John Wolfram: 678-654-1487 or

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