Author Captain Bob Touhy’s new book “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” is a collection of heartfelt poems celebrating the quiet beauty in everyday life

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Recent release “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” from Page Publishing author Captain Bob Touhy, USN (Retired) is a poignant and uplifting book of poetry giving homage to the friendship and love he enjoyed from the many people and the dogs, cats, and horses who enriched his life in profound ways.

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Captain Bob Touhy, USN (Retired), is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, Vietnam veteran who flew over 550 combat missions during his tour as a Seawolf helicopter gunship pilot, counterterrorism expert with thirty-plus years of field experience in investigative intelligence work, and concept director for the Virginia Schools Terrorism Awareness Program (VSTAPS). He is currently working as managing partner of Virginia Security Group and residing with his wife, Anna, on their Virginia farm. He has published his latest book “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”: a compilation of evocative poems written over the course of two decades.

As a counterpoint to the death and destruction of war and to the stress and structure of being a US Navy test pilot, a corporate executive, and a successful business entrepreneur, Bob Touhey writes poems that celebrate the lives and lessons of the quietness of life, the comfort of family and friends, and the unbridled loyalty of animals. Bob’s poems span the decades from a New Year’s celebration in Times Square during his final year at the US Naval Academy to the recent death of several of his domestic animal friends. They span the globe from the foothills of Virginia to the teaming life of Bratislava, Slovakia, in Eastern Europe.

Former university professor and friend, Steve “Doc” Troxel, has written short explanations to help the reader understand the context for each of Bob’s poems so that the reader can better understand the gentler side of this decorated Vietnam War hero. Doc, who helped Bob get his wartime memories out of his head and onto paper in “Seawolf, Where You From?”, uses his knowledge of the darker times of Bob’s life to present a more well-rounded view of this American patriot and hero.

Published by Page Publishing, Captain Bob Touhy, USN (Retired)’s engrossing book is a heartwarming poetic homage to the moments small and large that comprise an eventful and well-lived life.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” 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.

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