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Tales Told by an Old School,
Politically Incorrect Navy Chief
A brash film producer that gets his comeuppance. A one-night stand with an alcoholic singer that ends badly. A dilapidated honky-tonk saloon where anything goes on a Saturday night.
"I just finished reading Bob Stockton’s latest book, Stories from the U.S. Navy: II. Friendly Fire. I’ve read everything Bob has published, and this is his best work yet!
If you ever served in the military, particularly the navy during the Vietnam era, this is a must-read. I spent my Navy career on Atlantic-based ships, and never made a Western Pacific (WestPac) cruise. By the luck of the draw, I never got to serve in the Vietnam war. After my seven Mediterranean cruises, many northern Atlantic operations, and an uncountable number of Caribbean cruises, I always felt that I was missing something when I heard my shipmates discuss their trips to WestPac. Reading Chief Stockton’s Stories from the U.S. Navy: II. Friendly Fire, I felt like I was back in the destroyer navy, and finally doing a WestPac cruise. Bob actually made me feel like I was there.
I give Stories from the U.S. Navy: II. Friendly Fire my highest recommendation! "
Bob Stockton, 2015
About the Author
Bob Stockton served twenty years in the Navy starting in 1957, sailing the seven seas while serving aboard surface vessels (destroyers), diesel-electric submarines, aircraft carriers, auxiliary vessels, reconnaissance attack squadrons and patrol gunboats in Vietnam. After retiring as a chief petty officer, Bob earned undergraduate and graduate degrees and has worked as an adjunct graduate instructor, shipyard welder’s helper, epidemiologist, pharmaceutical trainer, small business owner, and radio host.
Now considered fully disabled because of exposure to Agent Orange while in Vietnam, the Trenton, New Jersey native makes his home in Jacksonville, Florida, near his three children and three grandchildren.