Another bungled job by a shipmate leads to a life-altering decision by the brass and, before long, Martin may have the opportunity he's always wanted. In hindsight, however, he might have wanted to stay right where he was. Drawing on author Bob Stockton's 20 years as a Navy man, Stories from the US Navy: I. A Suicide in the Mediterranean puts listeners in the heart of the action aboard an aircraft carrier and its dedicated crew.
Radarman Second Class Zack Martin wants nothing more than to sail out to sea on a sleek destroyer, now that the war in Vietnam is heating up. Instead of heading to the Western Pacific, he's stuck in a dead end clerical position. When he's ordered to join a new ship, it's not quite what he envisioned, but his attitude changes when he learns he'll finally be getting duty in a combat zone.
A Japanese bar becomes much more than a place to get a drink. An unusual dream happens. A man loses his wife unexpectedly. An obnoxious drunk gets more than he bargained for. Ranging from autobiographical to allegorical, each of these stories - and more - finds a home in Bob Stockton's fifth book, A Man Who Lost His Wife and Other Stories.