A Familygram from Vietnam

A Familygram from Vietnam : Into Enemy Waters-North of the DMZ and Beyond

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All hands standby for the story that could not be told...The 50th Anniversary of the first and perhaps the only Submarine Sea/Air Rescue of the Vietnam Conflict. The craziest, the funniest Sub/Navy Sea Story written in over 39 years! Think McHale's Navy... and...What the Hey is a FAMILY-GRAM? Originally, to protect the integrity of the Silent Service we were not allowed to tell anyone, not even our Mothers, where our Submarine, the USS Charr, was and what we were up to during our time 'over there'. During the Cold War, the armed forces established a PR or public relations system that required each commanding officer to keep the family's of the personnel under his command, informed of his/hers whereabouts and activities, without revealing anything that might benefit any potential adversary. The Navy issued "FamilyGrams..". hence the title. Prior to joining the Submarine Navy (ours) the author served as a tech and was also a popular shipboard Rock'n'Roll DJ aboard a Light Guided Missile Cruiser with the Skimmer Fleet. The timeline is the early 1960's and bears witness to the sunset of not only the Diesel Submarine Navy but to the WW II era Navy as well...on the cusp of Vietnam and pre drugs... So sit back with this book and relax...enjoy the music (click on the links) while the "Foxx" & his shipmates set sail upon the 7 Seas in search of fun and adventure...and the never ending quest for that elusive vitamin 'P'. Please note: A share of the proceeds from book sales will be tendered to USSVI Dolphin Base and the USS Charr Alumni Assoc. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL VETERANS! Enjoy!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 19.81mm | 589.67g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508469369
  • 9781508469360