MEET THE AUTHOR
W. Paul Hollingsworth
Paul joined the U.S. Navy while still in high school, fulfilling a life-long dream—just in time for Vietnam. Over the next 20 years, he visited or lived in more than a dozen countries around the world. He served aboard several destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers; and served on the staffs of Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Group EIGHT; and Commander, Battle Force Sixth Fleet. Paul is also a Plank Owner of USS LEFTWICH (DD-984) and Headquarters Support Activity, Makalapa, Hawaii. He retired as an Chief Petty Officer (E-7).