Earl Boutell’s New Book “My Journey to Bob Dole” is the Story of One Man’s Service to his Country and His Gratitude for Being Present for the Birth of his Daughter

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Recent release “My Journey to Bob Dole” from Page Publishing author Earl Boutell is a wonderfully detailed narrative of the author’s naval experience during the Vietnam War and the daily life of his time in Vietnam, specifically in the Mekong Delta. Boutell provides a unique perspective on the war and the difficulties of leaving his wife and newborn behind in order to serve his country.

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Earl Boutell, a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, the USS Seattle Veterans Association, the Mobile Riverine Force Association, Southside KC Optimists Club, and the Missouri-Kansas Locksmith Association, has completed his new book “My Journey to Bob Dole”: a gripping tale about the author, a Kansas City native, who joined the US Navy after three semesters at college. He was chosen as one of the first handpicked crew of the new ship, the USS Seattle (AOE-3), being built in Bremerton, Washington. Before being sent out to the fleet on the Seattle, he was given orders for embassy-advisor duty.

According to Boutell, “the Navy considered the advisor job as ‘high risk of capture,’ and [I] left for this highly hazardous Vietnam duty as [my] daughter turned six days old.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Earl Boutell’s tale details his journey of attending seventeen weeks of advisor training, after which he wrote to Senator Bob Dole requesting special leave time to be with his wife for the birth of their first child. This was just prior to being deployed to Vietnam as an advisor to the South Vietnamese river assault boats. His leave was granted and he was able to be there for the birth of his child.

Six days after the birth of his daughter, Boutell was deployed to Vietnam, where he lived on the Vietnamese economy, came under enemy attacks, and his only contact with other American sailors was via radio for long stretches of time. These were a few of the many hardships that Boutell, along with other advisors, endured while training the Vietnamese how to operate and maintain the river assault boats in wartime conditions. After Boutell was injured, he returned home, and his goal became to thank Senator Dole in person for arranging his leave for the birth of his daughter.

Readers who wish to experience this gripping work can purchase “My Journey to Bob Dole” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

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