KILO SIERRA is a sea story, a Navy story, and a love story set against the background of American and Asian culture in 1972. KILO SIERRA blends Vietnam combat action, antics of sailors on liberty, the hand of fate, and the power of love and friendships. KILO SIERRA takes the reader to the mountains of Colorado, jungles of Southeast Asia, and the city streets of the Philippines, Japan, and Hong Kong. The author served in the US Navy, 1965-1993. He retired as a Commander, in Naval Intelligence, and taught social studies in high school and college until 2005. The catalyst for the novel KILO SIERRA was his tour aboard USS MIDWAY, 1971-74, while attached to Fighter Squadron 161 -- one of the most famous F-4 Phantom squadrons of the Vietnam War. He later served aboard two other carriers; USS Independence, and USS America; the latter in the Persian Gulf during the 1990-1991 Gulf War, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star.