Unsung Heroes

Bob Dorgan Author Interview

Sea Pay is a memoir of life in the US Navy in the late 70s and early 80s aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway. Why was this an important book for you to write?

Many men and women of our armed forces depart on deployment, work hard, do their jobs, and complete their missions. They are the “unsung heroes” who are never recognized for the price they have paid to protect our great nation.

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

Most jobs in the military are not glamorous but, they must be performed in order to complete the mission. Somebody must scrub the pots and pans.

What is one piece of advice you wish someone had given you when you were younger?

“Plan for the future”, . . . It will be here before you know it.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your story?

Military service is tough in many ways. Many keep their tragic and strain-full experiences compartmentalized to keep moving forward. Never underestimate what a veteran has lived through.

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Educated at Valley Forge Military Academy, Dorgan is well prepared for life in the US Navy when he is forward deployed halfway around the world to the USS Midway. But he soon learns life aboard an aircraft carrier can be full of danger and chaos as the ship nicknamed the “USS Never Dock” undertakes an emergency Indian Ocean deployment to relieve the crippled aircraft carrier USS Ranger in 1979 and becomes activated as the first carrier battle group “on station” in the Arabian Sea following the fall of the US embassy in Iran later that same year.
Dorgan quickly turns his job into an adventure that pays very well. With a general court-martial looming, he and his shipmates continue to add adventure and excitement to their “tour of duty,” both on and off the boat-until one night, when an unexpected turn puts an end to it all.

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