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Realm of the Golden Dragon         
Realm of the Golden Dragon
By C.D. Williams
ISBN: 978-1-929763-67-2
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On 17 August 1967, after many years of being home ported in Honolulu, Hawaii, the 180-foot U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Basswood set sail for her new home port on Guam in the Marianas Islands. With this sailing, she would begin a fifteen month odyssey across the Pacific Ocean and into the Philippine and South China Seas.

During her travels, she would unleash sixty fun loving, frolicking, fornicating, fighting, young Coasties on forty-seven Pacific Islands and five Asian Nations. Young, tough, kids from all parts of the U.S., many of whom were away from home for the first time. They worked hard and they played hard as they crossed the 180th Meridian, became Golden Dragons, and went on to discover the mysteries of Asia and the Far East.

This epic voyage would take them to the hooker bars and short time hotels of Olongapo in the Philippines, the Vietcong infested bays and rivers of Vietnam, and the vaunted Namenoue Red Light District in Naha, Okinawa. They would look in wonder at the temples of Bangkok, Thailand, and explore the back streets of Keelung Harbor in Taiwan. Then they would sail to islands in the Pacific so remote they have been virtually untouched by modern civilization.

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Reviewed Appeared In: Realm of the Golden Dragon
Reviewed By: Jack Miller
Text Of Review: I served hitches in both the US Army and the US Air Force. After reading “Doc’s” latest book I feel I also did a hitch in the US Coast Guard. His descriptions of the Basswood, the crew and the duties in war and in peacetime were wonderful, especially the ports they visited, the brawls, bars and B-Girls. Doc’s personal relationship with the female natives is entertaining without getting down to the nitty-gritty. He also describes the good our “Coasties” did with the islanders and the Vietnamese people after a sapper attack in the war zone. I feel as though I knew Doc’s running mate “Guns” who was alongside Doc through thick and thin. The death of the shipmate is heart rendering. It is another good read by “Doc” Williams.

Unlike what is said at the start of Realm of the Golden Dragon Doc, I believe this shit.
Date Reviewed: 04/27/2016
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