I turned 17, the fall of my senior year and had enough credits to graduate early. I chose to join The United States Navy and it turned out worse than you could ever imagine, but will have the opportunity to read. We are all ideal in the things we hope to accomplish when we go out in the world when we are young. You can do the right thing and find yourself in the wrong situation, such as I did, with those appointed over me. There will be many people you’ll read about, some who reappear and locations the world over within this book, some of which you’ll have the opportunity to retrace my footsteps. One sailors journey; my life in the United States Navy.