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Black, WHI & Gold: A Sailor's Sea Story: Syka, Andy

Black, WHI & Gold: A Sailor's Sea Story

Syka, Andy

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ISBN 10: 1418498505 / ISBN 13: 9781418498504
Published by Authorhouse, U.S.A., 2005
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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PUBLISHER: Authorhouse DATE/EDITION: 2005, states first published by author house 05/05/05. Inscribed and signed by the author on the first free end paper. BINDING: Softbound in illustrated paper wraps, 347 pages DUST JACKET: No jacket, as issued BOOK CONDITION: The book is in near fine condition with flat unwrinkled covers and un-creased spine, tight binding, and very clean. Bookseller Inventory # 001861

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Title: Black, WHI & Gold: A Sailor's Sea Story

Publisher: Authorhouse, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A free-wheeling veteran commissary chief and his cronies rule below deck's society aboard a destroyer escort in the South Pacific during World War II. Those who interfere pay a price until they accept their "dutiful place."Aside from periodic tussles with the black chief steward, the commissary chief has his way until a newly-commissioned ensign arrives. The chief says that he will "tame and train" his boss and teach him about the "real Navy."The ensign's decisions rile the chief and irritate the stewards, a group he wishes to help. When he investigates the chiefs activities, sparks fly!Shipboard pranks, gambling, boxing, liberty, an equator crossing and a native girl add spice.A sailor's crazy and entertaining sea story.

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Andrew Syka was born in 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He left Springfield College, enlisted in the Navy in February, 1942, attained a Pharmacist's Mate Second Class rate, and entered the V-12 program. Commissioned in August, 1944, he served aboard the USS Donaldson, DE-44, in the South Pacific. He left active duty a LTJG in 1946. After earning BA and MA degrees at Stanford University, as a Ready Reservist LT, he was recalled during the Korean War for a two-year stint aboard the aircraft carrier USS Gilbert Islands, CVE-107. He retired a LCDR in 1969.He had a brief career as a weekly newspaper publisher and reporter. His only other book was, Growing Up in Woods Run, written in 1999.

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