Chapter 7 –  His Side of the Story

Chapter 7 – His Side of the Story

Chapter Seven His Side of the Story The ship slipped away from the pier and is no longer tethered to the dock. Left behind are the families, the homes, the friends and the country all which they so loved. Alone on the ship meant being with three-hundred-fifty sailors...
Chapter 8 – The Ship

Chapter 8 – The Ship

Chapter Eight The Ship Vietnam was reaching a pinnacle and the Conflict escalated in the late sixties.  The naval vessel, the USS Mathers, was a fighting ship.  It was new and outfitted with some of the most modern equipment a ship of this size could handle. She was...
Chapter 9 – The Orders

Chapter 9 – The Orders

Chapter Nine The Orders The Mathers arrived in beautiful Hawaii for two days of rest and recreation (R&R) before heading out to its station in Vietnam. It was 1969 and even though the word was out that we were winning the war, the reality was that U.S. led forces...

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