Charles Petterson


Thanks for visiting my smashwords page. I'm originally from Minneapolis Minnesota. After Graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1963, I joined the Navy. I served in the Atlantic Submarine Force following Nuclear Power training until 1972. I served with Cdr Crispin, Mack, Greene, and Peterson. I participated in operations that were awarded two Meritorious Unit Citations,and a Presidential Unit Citation. I was awarded the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
I have been married to my wonderful lover and partner, Lynn, for 46 years. We have lived all over the country and settled in the Omaha, NE area in 1988. We currently live with three dogs in rural Harrison County, Iowa.
I write alot about the people I met in the Navy and their/my experiences with a touch of spice thrown in to make it interesting.

Chuck Petterson, May, 2015

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Polar Bear Trilogy
Jason Beckman, enlisted Navy man, is coerced into standing for his division officer at a high society wedding. Jason doesn't have a date and ends up paired with the grooms snobby cousin. Jason questions his decision to advance the relationship with his convenience date, a decision he will reflect on through the trilogy.


Polar Bear in the Carriage House Vol 3 of Polar Bear Trilogy
Series: Polar Bear Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,930. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
What's not to like about a barn filled with rare, vintage automobiles and antique trinkets accumulated over a hundred years? What else is in there? There were rumors.
Polar Bear in Australia, Book Two of the Polar Bear Trilogy
Series: Polar Bear Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,380. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
MM1(SS) Jason Beckman accepted a commission and an assignment as Assistant Defense Liaison at the U.S. Embassy in Australia. He could have taken a medical discharge. Australia is a strong ally, they speak English, the populace is friendly... what's not to like? What could go wrong? Jason could have given more thought to Cdr.Finster's motive for recruiting him so stridently.
Escape From Clark's Creek
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,210. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » USA
Grover Gilfillan decides the prospects of war are a better choice than staying in his abusive, corrupt heritage of depression era West Virginia. His goal is simple, escape poverty and obtain an honorable life. The Navy appears to be a good choice and his meeting with co-ed Judy Perman further fuels his dreams. But ,is she the catalyst for his downfall?
Polar Bear in Parrot Jungle, Book one of the Polar Bear Trilogy
Series: Polar Bear Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,950. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
This is a light hearted story in the tradition of Cary Grant movies. A lot of subtle humour and an understated hero. Navy enlisted man Jason Beckman reluctantly agrees to stand as best man at a high society wedding. Will Joyce, his last minute accommodation date, change his life, or will he change hers? Decide for yourself who's the polar.

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