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Tango Charlie Paperback – August 31, 2006
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By Tommy Cox
"We drank their water, ate their food and breathed their air - But we were never there"
That's as close as it gets to revealing some of the nation's highest secrets about submarine activities during the Cold War.
Tommy Cox was a U.S. Navy Spook aboard submarines during the Cold War and who chronicles his experiences in song; 25 of them to be exact. His works are full of submarine lore, history, passion for lost submariners (both U.S and Russian). A Spook carries the classification of Communication Technician (CT) and who is trained in the Russian language and is charged with intercepting and translating Russian military communications.
Tango Charlie is Tommy's sobriquet as a CT and his story is partly autobiography, showing his maturing from being a teen age idol to being a submariner, a husband and father. It also depicts the strain on submariner's families. He was the first CT to qualify to wear the Silver Dolphins, an honor that requires proficiency in all aspects of submarine operation. He is the proud bearer of numerous personal, Presidential and unit citations to his credit.
You will enjoy reading the lyrics of Tommy's songs and the background story that inspired each song. The story behind the song "Frenchie" that involves LTC Oliver North is especially poignant
Tommy has entertained many military veterans at VA hospitals and at Navy reunions as well as at various social gathering and, of course, the famous Norm's Lounge in Groton Connecticut. Tommy is retired and lives in Caribou, Maine with his devoted wife, Sandy.
Terry L. Schmidt - Qualified Submariner
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Went to sea on Lapon with Tommy. Great book. Brought back a lot of memories.Published 21 months ago by Charles Kreh
Retired navy senior chief g.t. 'tommy' cox has written an informative and interesting 'hard to put down' account of his experiences in his united states navy 20-plus year career,... Read morePublished on August 4, 2013 by Gary Cooper
Tommy and I were at Ft. Meade, together and we both road boats. But Tommy is just a cut above with his music and now published author. But can you tap dance. CRITTERPublished on December 6, 2010 by roy compton
I know Tommy Cox. I love the book but would like to know where I can get his song recordings. I was a bartender at Norm's Lounge where Tommy would perform quite often and have a... Read morePublished on September 28, 2009 by Sheri G