Author Leoma K. Gardner’s new book “USS Wilkinson DL5: The Good Ship Lollypop” is a reflection on the four-year naval career of her brother, Hugh David Franklin Makres.

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Recent release “USS Wilkinson DL5: The Good Ship Lollypop” from Page Publishing author Leoma K. Gardner is a conversational memoir drawn from tales of military service aboard a naval warship in the early sixties.

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Leoma K. Gardner, a retired insurance agent with thirty-four years in the industry, has completed her new book “USS Wilkinson DL5: The Good Ship Lollypop”: an entertaining account of a rowdy and undisciplined Oklahoma boy’s four-year stint in the US Navy.

Leoma shares, “My brother passed away on December 27, 2014. I took care of him from February 2001 until he passed away. I miss him very much. He told me about the navy and what he did in the navy. He made me laugh and cry all at once. It was funny and a little sad to know what really goes on with all those men on the ship.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Leoma K. Gardner’s account of her brother’s reflections afford an interesting perspective on life and service in the US Navy from 1962 to 1966.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase“USS Wilkinson DL5: The Good Ship Lollypop” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Kobo, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

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