Of Ships and Sailors

by CAPT Bruce K Bohnker MC USN (FS) (ret)



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/12/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 404
ISBN : 9798369405710
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 404
ISBN : 9798369405703

About the Book

CAPT Bohnker followed CAPT Terrence Riley (FS) as Senior Medical Officer onboard USS FORRESTAL (CV 59) in the summer of 1990. As he reported onboard, real-world events of the First Gulf War changed the ship’s schedule and drove events for the next year. CAPT Bohnker presents the experience of extended workups, deployment and change in home ports to Pensacola Florida, with another change in home ports to Philadelphia shortly after he left. He presents a gritty recounting of the day-to-day experiences of an Aircraft Senior Medical Officer who must interact with the seaman recruits to the rear admirals. This was lived out in the uncertainly of variable real-world changes originating several levels up the chain.

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