Passing Through

Capt. Manny Sousa

Author, (Ret) US Navy Captain

Explore the journey and war stories of a publish author and a War Veteran.
Passing Through

Capt. Manny Sousa

Author, (Ret) US Navy Captain

Explore the journey and war stories of a publish author and a War Veteran.
Passing Through

Passing Through Exploring the Envelope (Part One)

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Passing Through

This book is my auto-biography from birth 1932 through 1971, the end of my fifth Vietnam tour and squadron change of command. Part Two, in progress, will complete PT, 1972-? Although leaving a legacy for descendants was a consideration, my primary purpose in writing PT is to share my spiritual experiences with Jean, who has been very prominently present in my life since my birth and following her death in 1949. My facilitating narrative device is a 2027 interview by my son Michael, because it was useful to have a “devil’s advocate” and an alternative to one-sided first person narration. Though adding the possibly confusing complication of a fictional story line in a factual memoir was a concern, chapter 2 will hopefully serve to introduce and clarify my strategy.

Following Manny’s commissioning as a Navy Ensign and designation as a naval aviator in 1956, he flew the first carrier-based aircraft capable of delivering nuclear weapons on his initial Western Pacific carrier deployment. During Vietnam War deployments in 1964 and 1966, Manny flew F-4 Phantoms. In 1968, 1970, and 1971 Vietnam deployments, he flew A-7 Corsair II’s for a total of 300+ combat missions. Sadly, resulting domestic stress contributed to the breakup of his marriage and continental separation from his four children.

In 1969 Manny’s departed aunt Jean spiritually revealed herself to him in successive three hour conversations spanning three days, summarized in Chapter One. Ever since, Jean continued her heaven-sent companionship and loving guidance in his life.

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Passing Through: Exploring the Envelope The first part of Captain Manny Sousa’s autobiography offers a unique and captivating journey through the life …

Passing Through Exploring the Envelope, Part One Passing Through Exploring the Envelope, Part One, is a beautifully rendered memoir about author Captain …

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