Curran releases new novel, ‘Bombs Aweigh — On to Vietnam’

“Bombs Aweigh — On to Vietnam” is the third book of the “Young Mariner” trilogy by local author Walter F. Curran.

In the story set in 1967, the young merchant mariner William Connolly sails to his next adventure on a World War II-vintage ship carrying bombs, weapons and supplies to Vietnam and Thailand. Connolly faces greater responsibility and harsh consequences as he and the captain, a recovering alcoholic, deal with a crew of drunks, druggies and borderline psychotics.

Curran, a retired maritime executive, is a member of the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild, Eastern Shore Writer’s Association and Maryland Writer’s Association, and is the mayor of Ocean View. His books are available at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, at Bethany Beach Books in Bethany Beach and at the Greyhound book store in Berlin, Md., as well as on