By James E., Jr. Wise,Scott Baron

ISBN-10: 0786476567

ISBN-13: 9780786476565

basically the easiest officials are given command of U.S. army ships, and in simple terms the elite of those are chosen for plane companies. The USS America used to be the 3rd of 4 Kitty Hawk–class super-carriers. Commissioned in 1965, decommissioned in 1996, she served thrice in Vietnam, and as soon as every one in Libya, the Persian Gulf and Bosnia. This publication profiles the 23 males who commanded the America and her workforce of 5,000 in the course of 31 years. such a lot of them have been strive against veterans—World conflict II, Korea, Vietnam, Mayaguez Rescue Operations, Lebanon, Haiti, Libya, Bosnia, and wilderness hurricane. 4 have been Naval Academy graduates; seven have been try pilots; one grew to become Inspector common of the army; one wore either military wings and submariner dolphins; and one was once a prisoner of battle in Vietnam for almost six years. retired as admirals—one used to be leader of Naval Operations—five as vice admirals, and eleven as rear admirals. each one profile provides a occupation account in accordance with legitimate biographies, released memoirs, and interviews with the commanders or their families.

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