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“AuthorS on deck” –A Sailor’s Story in Black & White: Battle for the Hawk

February 4, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Special Presentation in Honor of Black History Month

“Authors on deck” –A Sailor’s Story in Black & White: Battle for the Hawk

by David B. Almond

February 4, 2015


WHAT:  The United States Navy Memorial’s “Authors on Deck” book lecture series proudly welcomes David B. Almond as he presents his first book, A Sailor’s Story in Black & White: Battle for the Hawk (Xulon Press, 2013). This eyewitness account of Almond’s induction into the U.S. Navy chronicles a series of tumultuous events that resulted during his time at sea. What begins as an adventure of an eager sailor ready to serve his country becomes a battle for control of the vessel, and more significantly, a battle between two groups divided by race. From October 12-13, 1972, an unexpected race riot erupted on board putting many lives at stake.

This memoir will appeal to all branches of the military and armed forces, both current and retired. It will also be of immense interest to the thousands of men and women who served aboard the HAWK during its time of deployment from 1961-2009, as well as American history enthusiasts. Following the presentation, Almond will be available for a Q&A session and book signing. 

WHEN:          Wednesday, February 4, 2015; Noon
WHERE:        United States Navy Memorial

                        Naval Heritage Center, Presidents Room

701 Pennsylvania Avenue,

Washington, D.C. 20004


COST:           Free and open to the public

CONTACT:    202-737-2300 

David B. Almond is a Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S Kitty Hawk and both Oak Knoll and Long Beach, Ca. naval hospitals, from 1972-1975. He has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Vanguard University and an M.A. in Education from Cal State University Dominquez Hills, Ca. As an ordained minister, he is currently serving and working as a chaplain at the Kingman State Prison Complex in Golden Valley, Az.


February 4, 2015
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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U.S. Navy Memorial
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