Anchor's Aweigh: Voyage To What I Chose To Become
Albert Schriber, author
In 1968, Joseph is concerned he will be selected in the draft lottery and sent to Army boot camp like his brother-in-law. He left home at the early age of fifteen years old to escape a troubled family life, drug addicted mother and an abusive alcoholic stepfather. Before his break away, Joseph and his mother lived for several years moving to different locations for safety. Joseph's living conditions contributed to his dislike of learning, thereby he dropped out of high school and decided to join the Navy to make a better life for himself during the Vietnam Era. His first experiences in boot camp and training are unpleasant reminders of his abusive past but later during this decade of adventures in the Navy, Joseph becomes aware that his journey will be filled with new discoveries and loaded with life choices. He learns from many positive male role models during his travels, but John McCain remains his favorite. What life lessons will Joseph discover? Will he make the right decisions?