Ken Lovan was born in Mobile, AL, and grew up in Nashville, TN. He moved to Rabon, AL to live with his aunt and uncle at the age of fourteen.
At eighteen, he joined the U.S. Navy and spent eighteen months in Vietnam as an electrician, working on Swift Boats and other Brown Water Craft. 'Love Goes To Nam' is inspired by actual events during that tour.
After his service, he married and lived with his family in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Ken has worked as a Musician, Yacht Electrician, Quality Control Manager and Marine Electronics Technician, among other jobs.
He is now retired and currently resides in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
Love Goes To Nam
by Ken Lovan
This novel is about a young man’s personal experience before, during and after the events that propel him into manhood.
In 1967, Benjamin Love is an eighteen year old sailor, who goes where he’s ordered and does what he’s told, for the most part.
Having never boarded a ship, he finds himself stationed in Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam where he helps maintain combat, Brown Water Gunboats.
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