Pass Me The Rice

by Robert G. Kay



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/20/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 568
ISBN : 9781463401535
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 568
ISBN : 9781463401528
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 568
ISBN : 9781463401511

About the Book

Tag along with LT Bob Kay as he goes from the Atlantic Fleet to the other side of the world where he becomes involved in many unexpected events that come at him from every angle in an ancient war-torn country whose people are fighting for their very survival. Accompany him aboard a Junk patrolling from the Gulf of Thailand to the South China Sea and aboard a River Assault Craft delving through the narrow waterways of the Viet Cong infested Delta. He provides some history which helps to define and give you a better insight into the makeup of the Vietnamese people and their  fighting forces. It also portrays the complex problems that arise between counterparts both in combat as well as in social settings.

About the Author

1. All of the events depicted in "Pass Me The Rice" are authentic because of my direct participation in them and also having pertinent facts provided to me personally. As a Naval Officer, I spent two years as an Advisor to the Vietnamese Navy's Junk Force patrolling the waters from the Gulf of Thailand to the South China Sea and the River Assault Groups on the rivers of South Vietnam. 2. In between those two assignments, I was on the Senior Naval Advisor's Staff in Saigon for several months where I created and edited "The Advisors Newsletter," a monthly effort for the men in the field. The 3rd edition earned me the Chief of Naval Information's Best Navy/Marine Newsletter award for the Third Quarter-'68. 3. I graduated from the University of Minnesota and currently reside in Pensacola, Florida with my Vietnamese wife Kim. I retired from the Navy in November '69 due to wounds received in Vietnam and also retired from Civil Service in October 1997 where I was a Supervisory Repair Engineer for Cruisers and Battleships.