Steaming: A Sea Story

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About The Book

“It’s not just a job … it’s an adventure!” is the recruiting slogan of the US Navy in the mid-1970’s, at the end of Vietnam.

Americans have been told the war in Southeast Asia is over. Seaman Matthew Bertram, expecting a Navy enlistment of travel and adventure discovers that the war is not yet over. When he finds himself on charges for diving into Subic Bay to save his Chief’s dentures, he discovers that the life of Navy adventure will take a sudden and catastrophic turn as he takes on a mission that will change his life forever.

Writer Mark David Albertson brings the US Navy of the mid-70’s to colorful life, exploring the world of a young sailor intent on finding adventure. Along with the fun of exploring new places, Mark paints a portrait of what it was like to be a sailor during this unusual time in history. His remarkable knack of telling a good sea story will leave readers laughing, crying, and on the edge of their seats as Mark’s character experiences an adventure he never knew was coming.

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” I enjoyed reading this book. “

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” it was interesting to delve a little into the Navy/Marine end of things. “

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Mark David Albertson

About the Author

Mark David Albertson is what some of his friends have called a Renaissance Man, which in Mark’s mind is a great term for someone who couldn’t decide what to do in life. Joining the US Navy after high school, he served at the end of the Vietnam era and mostly in the midst of the cold war, being discharged honorably (officially).Mark enlisted in the Texas Air National Guard during college serving as a Staff Sergeant while attending college at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and then Law School at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. Mark practiced law for over 30 years in Washington State before returning to his beloved Texas. Along the way, he owned a private investigation agency, a hypnotherapy practice, and pursued other various and random distractions.As an attorney, he was nationally and internationally published in Law Journals and Law Books, spoke internationally on legal issues, taught college classes as an adjunct professor, and managed to help with the raising of three fine children. Mark is a passionate photographer, entertaining public speaker and writer. Mark currently lives with his sweetie, Karen, in the Hill Country of Texas on their ranch, Los Perros Locos, and all of the children at home currently have fur or feathers.

Steaming: A Sea Story

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