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A memoir of a WWII Veteran of the US Navy Submarine Service from his growing up years in the hard times of the Great Depression to the end of his 25 year Navy career.


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A memoir of a WWII Veteran of the US Navy Submarine Service from his growing up years in the hard times of the Great Depression to the end of his 25 year Navy career.

30 review for The Navy Gave Me Shoes

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chris Bohl

    A story of life well lived The book is not just about war and submarines. It’s about a boy becoming a man through the depression and WWII. The book is visual and brings ones mind into seeing the characters, the country, and finally all the places and persons met and worked with in the Navy. You gain a good perspective of a life in these times. Well worth reading and if the author is still with us, “you did good”. May you have fair winds and following seas. Chris B.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Lucci

    "The Navy Gave Me Shoes" by Douglas A. Bryant ENCS (SS) USN (Ret) is real life told in a real way. This memoir begins in the Great Depression and ends with the author's retirement after twenty-five years served in the US Navy. Matter of fact, down to earth, and uncomplicated, Bryant divulges the inner feelings of a young man in a wartime submarine. His daily life, the mechanics of living in this closed environment, and the descriptions of the intricacies of underwater survival was both fascinatin "The Navy Gave Me Shoes" by Douglas A. Bryant ENCS (SS) USN (Ret) is real life told in a real way. This memoir begins in the Great Depression and ends with the author's retirement after twenty-five years served in the US Navy. Matter of fact, down to earth, and uncomplicated, Bryant divulges the inner feelings of a young man in a wartime submarine. His daily life, the mechanics of living in this closed environment, and the descriptions of the intricacies of underwater survival was both fascinating and nostalgic. Throughout the book are black and white photos of the author and his experiences in the Navy. Interspersed with diagrams of historic relics such as submarine schematics, World War II maps, and newspaper clippings, the facts and the first person narration make this a powerful and fascinating book. A Massachusetts native, this is a local veteran we can all be proud of.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Fritschi

    Just an ordinary guy with extraordinary zest An enlisted man’s saga mostly aboard diesel powered submarines. This man was perceptive of leadership or the lack of it. It’s an insightful look at the post war navy. The authors keep it interesting.

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    Hard to put down As a former (non-submarine) sailor, I found Senior Chief Bryant's account of his career fascinating. He exemplifies a 4.0 sailor with patriotism, honesty and his work ethic. He is a real hard charger worthy of our respect and admiration. Hard to put down As a former (non-submarine) sailor, I found Senior Chief Bryant's account of his career fascinating. He exemplifies a 4.0 sailor with patriotism, honesty and his work ethic. He is a real hard charger worthy of our respect and admiration.

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