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- Listening to Ghosts
- by Bob Stockton, C.P.O., U.S. Navy
- ISBN: 978-1457547294
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Listening To Ghosts, Second Edition is an accounting of Bob Stockton’s
reminiscences while coming of age in a Northeastern blue collar
neighborhood, his subsequent escape to the United States Navy and his
twenty year career as an enlisted man in the Cold War and Vietnam era.
Written in the first person, Bob Chronicles the many adventures—and
misadventures— of his Navy career in frank, candid and politically
This second edition, written by the author of the first edition,
features new illustrations, streamlined chapters and previously
Bob, a ten day journey with the ghost of my
great-great-great grandfather Commodore ‘Fighting Bob,’ a journey
filled with adventure, danger and conquest
"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! "
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.