The Dragon and Me: How I Quit Smoking and Survived The Bomb

AT SEA, TUESDAY, 20:00 HOURS: Smoking a last cigarette before turning in I called the Messenger of the Watch on the bridge. “This is Petty Officer Sterling,” I said, “in compartment Bravo-37-87. I need a wake-up call at 03:30 tomorrow morning.” “Why so early?” the messenger asked. “You got some early lookout?” “Yes,”I lied. Then I called Corporal Durum of the ship’s Marine Corps detachment.... Read More