The author was called to active duty in three wars. World War II. Second, the Korean War and third, The Cuban Missile Crisis after which he was held on active duty and in 1969 and 1970 made repeated trips to Vietnam as the Aircraft Maintenance Officer of Cubi Point representing Deputy COM FAIR WEST PAC. This exciting story tells of his part in these wars and realistically portrays the role the Reserve Component of the Navy played in each. He combines the lighter parts of his life in the Navy with his role in combat. His characters are portrayed with true service humor, but also depict their sincere dedication to duty as well. It's an interesting read for anyone who had a friend or relative in the Reserve or National Guard. Since he was a Reservist, there are other parts of his life as a detective in the New York Police Department that the reader will also find exciting.