By Matthew T. Eng Not many veterans can say they are paid out their Navy pension in fish. It was a perfect Sunday to go to the Smithsonian National Zoo. After a wet and rainy Saturday this weekend, I was relieved that I would not disappoint my group of out-of-town friends who, among other things
By Elizabeth Kauffman Bush, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD (2004) Reviewed by Stephen Phillips There is a World War II American serviceman who fits the description of being the “right man at the right time.” Although he wanted to serve in the U.S. Navy, he was denied a commission in 1933 due to poor eyesight.
By Sam Ginder, Red Lead Press, Paperback, 339 pages Reviewed by Vice Adm. Robert F. Dunn, USN, (Ret.) What a terrific escape from the routine and mundane is this book! A sitting United States Senator hires a hard-hitting former Navy SEAL to track down the Senator’s missing daughter, a beautiful and charming twenty-something. At a
By Mir Bahmanyar with Chris Osman, Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK (2008), 256 pp Reviewed by Captain Roger F. Jones, USN. (Ret.) SEALs bills itself as the ultimate book about how Navy SEALs train and fight, and it is certainly the most comprehensive and interesting one on this topic that this reviewer has ever read. Written
Today is the 200th anniversary of the U.S. declaration of war against Britain, and the start of the War of 1812. The U.S. Navy will be marking the day with commemorations around the country (see our earlier story about the reading of the declaration of war at the U.S. Navy Museum). The city of Baltimore