George shares the details of the living conditions on board a naval destroyer during this era, as well as the strike attacks his ship made on enemy coastal defenses, the grind for his ship’s crew in supporting ground forces with naval gunfire, what it was like going through training, and finally coming home at the end of the war.
Striking Eight Bells: A Vietnam Memoir #ad - Choosing to enlist in the navy at 19, versus being drafted into the military, Trowbridge left a wife and newborn son in the States as he traversed the oceans of the globe to fight in America’s most unpopular war.
War PaintLulu Publishing Services #ad - Unknown to jeffs and the crew of the destroyer, their most dangerous enemy is not the one they expect. A secret group committed to the destruction of the ship, and an unbalanced navy fleet commander have joined forces in a conspiracy to send the Rat on a perilous mission and a confrontation with patrol boats carrying ship killing missiles.
War paint is a quirky thriller and a naval warfare story like no other from the Vietnam War. It is april 1972 and the fading war has suddenly reawakened with the Easter Offensive, a massive invasion by North Vietnam into South Vietnam. United states troop strength in the war has fallen to new lows and twenty-year-old surfer Jeffs Ryder is a new member of the crew of a destroyer known as the Rat at the very time that the United States Navy has become the tip of the spear in repelling this aggression.
War Paint #ad - . He and his fiancée cathy’s lives are turned upside down as his ship and many others are sent to the war.
Tin Can Navy in VietnamTrikke.MI #ad - A discussion of destroyer life and Destroyers in Vietnam with photographs mostly by the author equally accessible to Navy Veterans and Civilians. The author had three tours in Vietnam and these pictures are from two of the ships he served on.
Probe the Ocean, Plow the Sea: A Destroyer Sailor's Vietnam Era Odyssey#ad - Far less common is the view from the bottom looking up by junior enlisted sailors, particularly those who served in less glamorous surface ships such as destroyers. Anderson in the closing phase of Linebacker and remained with the ship until 1974. Naval memoirs tend to be written by senior commissioned officers or well-known biographers.
Particularly overlooked is the important role cruisers and destroyers played in “Linebacker”, the final combat operations off North Vietnam in 1972. Author paul jewell joined the USS Richard B. The lack of detailed U. S. This memoir chronicles that history during the early years of the Anderson and other DESRON 15 ships forward deployment as seen through the eyes of an enlisted sonar technician.
Probe the Ocean, Plow the Sea: A Destroyer Sailor's Vietnam Era Odyssey #ad - Foreign policy in half the world’s ocean. Whether conducting combat operations at the close of the Vietnam War, or gathering intelligence off the Korean peninsula, suffering through prolonged yard periods, the ships of Destroyer Squadron 15 homeported in Japan were the point of the spear for U. S. Navy surface ship narratives is particularly chronic for the Vietnam War where if naval forces are acknowledged at all it is generally the role played by naval aviation.
Probe the ocean, in prolific detail, plow the Sea” chronicles, the enlisted tour of duty of a destroyer sailor in the western Pacific during the Vietnam era.
This is Minuteman: Two-Three... Go!: Memoirs of a Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam, Iraq, and AfghanistanWayne M Chasson #ad - From the tragic to the ridiculous, it’s all here in refreshing candor and lifelike detail, and told in the voice of the author. This book is outstanding! the author has seen some really exciting times in his life, in addition to some WOW flight hours. A very great read!” —mikerelive six decades of flying helicopters including an extended tour in Vietnam and the mountains of Afghanistan, Kuwait, with a little Iraq, and National Guard thrown in.
This is minuteman: two, young, three… go! recounts wayne chasson’s times, from the early, and dumb days to a more seasoned pilot of Huey and other helicopters in three American wars and the National Guard here at home. I read this in two days, and didn't want it to end. Chasson relives it all for us in this gritty and honest memoir—with humility, humor, and gratitude—as he himself is still trying to figure out how he made it through alive.
This is Minuteman: Two-Three... Go!: Memoirs of a Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan #ad - Buy, read, and share this is Minuteman: Two, Three… Go!.
Olongapo Liberty#ad - Baggs and other sailors in "oe division" aboard ship swarm into Olongapo to blow off steam in perhaps the single most infamous place ever created by the collision of sailors, bargirls, beer, and money. Will the uss saint paul head back to the war zone with him, or without him? And will the next few days he spends in Olongapo's silken hands affect that decision?
1969: nixon is president. Demonstrations against the Vietnam War rock America. Baggs has but five days to decide what his future will be. As baggs struggles to make a decision, the "Fighting Saint" pulls into Subic Bay Naval Base in the Philippines. 7, aboard the heavy cruiser, charlie baggs must make a decision: stay in the Navy, CA-73, 000 miles away, USS Saint Paul, or get out.
Olongapo Liberty #ad - Across a narrow river from the base lies the town of Olongapo, shoe shine boys, "mama-sans, pickpockets, a raucous "liberty town" teeming with bargirls, thieves, " and drug pushers. Hippies and flower power are in.
Sea Stories: Tales told by an old school, politically incorrect Navy ChiefDog Ear Publishing #ad - When a sailor goes ashore after a long, hard period at sea he wants to accomplish three things: get drunk, hook up with a woman and get in a fight. If he manages to do two of the three it's considered a good liberty. Those words, the diminutive, hell-raising navy first-class petty officer in "Patsy and the Tyke, spoken by the fictional Tyke, " is but one of sixteen actual real-life stories that have been set to fiction in this book of short stories.
The reader will meet the intellectually challenged Seaman Bobby Joe Solomon who nearly sets his general quarters station ablaze while polishing his shoes in "Dumber Than a Bag of Hammers. Geno, the tough-as-nails sailor from south baltimore City is always ready to defend his current girl friend with his fists is introduced to the reader in "The World-Famous Jet Inn.
Sea Stories: Tales told by an old school, politically incorrect Navy Chief #ad - Parachute rigger bill thompson's compulsion to"moon" bar patrons in an Australian bar gets an unusual reaction in "Whiskey Bill Drops His Toolbag. Senior chief Gunners Mate John "I. W. Harper, whose nickname is representative of an above-average fondness for a certain brand of bourbon in "Semper Fi, " arbitrates an ugly dispute between a Filipino club manager and two young Marines.
These are a few of the memorable characters you will meet in Sea Stories: Tales told by an Old School, Politically Incorrect Navy Chief. Some are hilariously funny, some are violent, some are tragic, some vulgar.
Blue Water, Brown Water: Stories of Life in the Navy and in Vietnam My Life as a Baby Boomer Book 2#ad - Essentially a view of daily life in the Navy of 40 years ago, it is abundant in characters, places and events that challenge the imagination. For vietnam veteran families and friends. For those men and women who served in Vietnam and are curious as to what the Navy did there. It captures the mood of the young people of the day, while following the maturation of a green Naval officer into a confident Vietnam veteran.
For the young and old who want to know more about that particularly turbulent period from 1968-71, both here at home and in Vietnam. This is a memoir that combines hundreds of stories and memories into a narrative about a young man who begins his story at the draft board in Houston, and ends it on his last day of active duty in Seattle, and all that happened in between.
Attack Transport: The Story Of The U.S.S. DoyenAuxiliary Publications #ad - Navy, former commander Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet. This book is perfect for readers who wish to learn more about these fascinating boats, the men who fought aboard them and the impact that they made throughout the war. Lieutenant Commander Lawrence A. Attack transports formed the backbone of the Amphibious Forces in World War Two.
It was these ships that carried the bulk of the troops and equipment to the bloody assault beaches of the overseas landings. The japanese military had swept across Pacific Ocean conquering and fortifying hundreds of small islands that the Allied forces would have to conquer one by one in order to defeat their enemy.
Attack Transport: The Story Of The U.S.S. Doyen #ad - Despite being unarmored and having little fire power, attack transports continued to make a monumental impact in the fate of the war. They are the unsung, battle-scarred work horses of the Navy. Richmond K. Doyen from may 1944 through to the end of the war, and was involved in the landings at Saipan, Leyte Gulf, Guam, Luzon and Iwo Jima.
Between assaults, on long and dreary voyages they carry out to distant bases replacement and service troops and freight, and carry back to home ports our casualties and essential war materials. Turner, Admiral, U. S.
Through the Water and the Fire: A Swift Boat Sailor's StoryChristian Faith Publishing, Inc. #ad - Gainsborg. Based on his letters and audios sent home during his days serving on a Swift Boat, heart, Hunt allows the reader to glance through a window into the mind, and emotions of a Vietnam combat sailor as well as glimpse his reflections of the Vietnam era as a retired veteran decades later. While most of us who grew up in the late 60s and early 70s sentimentalize the flower-covered vWs, the Beatles, bell-bottom jeans and tie-dye t-shirts, being bitten unmercifully by swarming mosquitoes, there exists a smaller segment of men who conversely recall days and days of sitting in the blazing sun, bathing in murky rivers, and even the party-like atmosphere of some of the anti-war demonstrations, and being fired upon by a hidden enemy.
Between the covers of his book, reveals the cost of freedom, he heralds the value of freedom, and shares his laments when sacrifice is wasted. Laura T. Within the pages of his book lies not only a true war story but also a history lesson, an autobiography, and a witness to the love and grace of God. Charles hunt, the author of through the Water and the Fire: A Swift Boat Sailor’s Story, falls into this latter group.
Destroyer Squadron 23: Combat Exploits of Arleigh Burke's Gallant ForceSeal Publications #ad - He also uncovers what life was like for the men in the squadron as they powered across Pacific Ocean. His book destroyer Squadron 23 was first published in 1959. It is impossible for me to express the proud, paternal feeling I felt for you all during the heat of battle. There are many officers in the United States Navy who probably would have done as well had the opportunity been granted them.
There are no officers in the United States Navy who could have done better. Captain arleigh burkeken jones’ account of this brilliant squadron takes the reader to the heart of the action as he uncovers Arleigh’s tactics and the strategies that were deployed to defeat Japanese ships. While the period covered by this book is relatively short, it was a crucial period in the Pacific War, only a beginning, and the vital part played by Destroyer Squadron 23 under the inspiring leadership of Arleigh Burke was, but the vital beginning, in a sense, of a steady drive forward which gained momentum and power until United States naval forces steamed victoriously into Tokyo Bay.
Fleet admiral william halseyken Jones wrote a number of works on World War Two, including the biography Admiral Arleigh. The brilliant and heroic record achieved by Destroyer Squadron Twenty-Three is a distinctive tribute to the valiant fighting spirit of the individual units in this indomitable combat group and of each skilled and courageous ship’s company.
Destroyer Squadron 23: Combat Exploits of Arleigh Burke's Gallant Force #ad - Presidential unit citationcaptain Arleigh Burke assumed control over Destroyer Squadron 23 on 23 October 1943. Just over a month later they engaged five enemy destroyers and sunk three of them and received no damage themselves in what has been described by tacticians as “near perfect surface actions”.
Over the course of the next four months destroyer squadron 23, one submarine, which was nicknamed “The Little Beavers, several smaller ships, destroying one Japanese cruiser, would continue in the same vein and engage with enemy ships a further twenty-two times, nine destroyers, and approximately 30 aircraft.