Twenty-Three Days at Sea

A Sailor’s Story

by David Banagis



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/18/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781458211163
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781458211156
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781458211149

About the Book

My story is of the inherent drama and humor that is common to military service wherever it occurs. I am not a hero, but I have been honored to know and serve with many heroes. My story captures the dynamic that exists whenever men and women work together to accomplish a mission and achieve a preparedness that conditions them to serve in any location and perform any duty in defense of the United States of America. My associations range from battle-hardened veterans to recruits fresh out of boot camp. Each is necessary to the other; the veteran’s example is vital in the teaching of the recruit, and the recruit is blessed to serve and learn under the veteran’s leadership. The military person works and trains hard and, when not doing those things, plays hard; my story is intended to capture how that happens.

About the Author

Upon leaving a small Michigan farming community in 1959, David Banagis embarked on a twenty-year career in the US Navy. The early part of his career would see him assigned to duty involving blimps and being in Guantanamo Bay during the Cuban Missile Crisis; he was ultimately assigned to Naval Aviation and the Weekend Warriors.