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Leaving Port

The Cold War At Sea

by Captain Charles Gallagher USNR (Ret.)


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Real-Life Naval Adventures During the Cold War!

In 1961, Charles Gallagher graduated from the Naval Academy at the age of 20. Little did he know that after his first ship completed a Mediterranean cruise, it would be the first ship to leave port under emergency Top Secret orders for a mission that turned out to be the Cuban Missile Crisis . . . and that he would be part of an unfolding, thrilling, terrifying scenario that involved forcing a Russian submarine to surface. And that amazing story is only one of the remarkable exploits described in this gripping memoir. Follow Charles as he searches for a lost hydrogen bomb, obeys surprise orders to transfer to a US submarine in the middle of the Atlantic, accepts an assignment to be embedded in a Vietnamese River Assault Group, and more. Although Captain Gallagher left active duty in 1970, his memories of service are as vivid and compelling as a Tom Clancy novel—and better yet, every word is true!

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 270 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 26, 2020)
ISBN10: 1977230288
ISBN13: 9781977230287
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

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After Captain Charles J. Gallagher retired from active duty, he went on to distinguished service as a member of a federal government recovery team and as a commanding officer for the US Naval Reserve: four times as the Naval Liaison Officer for the State of Mississippi, and twice as an Inspector General. His final position at the end of his impressive civilian career was as the externally funded research and development program manager for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. He has published and presented many technical papers and received 16 military awards, including the first Secretary of the Navy Commendation for Achievement Award for a classified operation. He and his wife Anita have three adult children and enjoy participating in community life from art to gardening.
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