Sea Stories Tuesday:Red Star Rogue


resstarrogueFor the first installment of “Sea Stories Tuesday,” we go back into the archive and talk with Ken Sewell, author of RED STAR ROGUE and ALL HANDS DOWN. These two books tell one grand story of the Cold War at its hottest. In 1968, two submarines were lost on opposite sides of the planet. On March 8th of 1968 in the Pacific, the Soviet K-129 was lost mysteriously no where near where she was supposed to have been. In the Atlantic, south of the Azores, theallhandsdown USS Scorpion sank on May 22nd after a special ops mission to monitor some Soviet ships acting strangely. But the story actually starts in January off of North Korea when the USS Pueblo is seized by North Korea.

Marine Sgt Rafael Peralta was killed in Fallujah in 2004. For his actions in grabbing a grenade to his body to save his fellow Marines, he was awarded the Navy’s highest decoration, the Navy Cross. But many felt (and still feel) that he should have been awarded the Medal of Honor. The family refused to accept his Navy Cross decoration until recently, when they decided that it was better to accept it and then carry on a old Naval tradition with it…

downloadOver the weekend Dave met author David Forsyth, who has written an exciting book, RETRIBUTION about an SSGN, the USS Florida. He plans to write more, and his story of how he started writing could be inspirational to all of the folks who have ever thought, “Hey, I should write a book…”

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Posted on June 2, 2015, in American, Books & Authors, David P Forsyth, History, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Submarines, US Navy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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