Chet Bright with Derek Turner


Chet Bright is a retired senior chief petty officer and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, where he was a member of the Navy's elite Underwater Demolition Teams. He is a former instructor at the Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal School and served in Vietnam with the National Oceanographic Office. In retirement, he captained the Peace & Plenty for nearly 40 years. He lives in Stuart, Florida.

Derek Turner is the Washington Bureau Chief for Stars and Stripes, the independent newspaper serving the U.S. military around the world. He lives in La Plata, Maryland.

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Bluejacket: A Sailor's Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,800. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
From World War II to Korea to Vietnam, Chet Bright handled some of the Navy’s most dangerous jobs. He faced the prospect of death at sea many times, but he lived for the adventure. Bluejacket is the story of those adventures, from his days at war to his post-military years sailing the Caribbean. He gave his life to the sea. In return, it gave him these memories.

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