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Another adventure at sea worth reading The 30 year history of a typical U.S. Navy destroyer is presented in exciting chapters by the author of “The Assistant, a sea story.” A “been there-done that” writer he spells out the lives of the officers and men aboard “the small boys” presented in “sailor dialogue” during historically based situations. The actions, operations and affairs in famous U.S. 7th Fleet Asian ports of call are described in authentic detail. The valor, dedication to duty, romance and heartbreak are captured as the main characters progress in their naval careers. In peace, that short respite between tensions and conflict and its demands are explained. Learn about the affect the political whims of elected leaders have on the daily lives of those that have chosen to bear arms in defense of their country and the effect it has on the lads. Although difficulties abound, humor persists. Meet Rear Admiral “Uncle Buck,” Medal of Honor winner Gratsky and Chief “Grumpy Bear.” Go to battle stations with”Dog Wrench” and “Rice Bowl”and fly with “Ice Man” and “Dog Food.” Undergo typhoons, enemy gunfire and atomic tests. Follow Commander Charley Wilson from Fireman 2nd class to the highest ranking Naval Officer in the United States Navy. Learn how ships and fleets operate in peace and war, and how destroyers bombard targets with 5 inch projectiles, out of sight of their targets and miles away. And why the U.S. Navy is more than an adventure, it is family.

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