"A salute to those who, through their selfless service did so much to defend our nation's interests and freedoms." -- Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, Astronaut
"An Excellent book...enjoyed reading it. It refreshed my memories and brought back many feelings, especially those of going home." -- William A. Berry, Oklahoma Supreme Court, Ex-POW and author of Prisoner of the Rising Sun.
"[USS John A. Bole] is a tribute to those men who went to sea in small ships." -- Adm. Henry H. Mauz, Jr, USN Ret.
From the Publisher
The true authors of this book are the men who served aboard the USS John A. Bole who wrote of their own personal experiences. The authors range from deck hands to admirals. Accordingly, this is an "anecdotal history" in the sense that the book comprises a series of brief, interesting, and often amusing incidents or events.