A successful author of military thrillers and companion of the Naval Order of the United States was featured on the blog of the University of Southern California's Dornsife School of Letters.
Following graduation from USC in 1960, John "Jack" Gobbell was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy. He served as a deck and ASW officer aboard the USS Tingey (DD 539), a revered Fletcher-class destroyer and Battle of Leyte Gulf veteran. He did a WESTPAC cruise in 1962 and fought in the Battle of Yankee Station, forming a protective destroyer screen around the carrier USS Hancock (CVA 19) in the South China Sea. Eight more years of inactive duty wrapped up his military career.
Author's Website: http://www.johnjgobbell.com/