Island of the Son: A Belizean Journey

Xlibris Corporation
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Island of the Son is the story of a young mans four year journey through Belize in the 1970s. One day, out of the blue, Steves father left America behind and moved his family to in island with no electricity or running water. What followed was Steves journey from an outcast in Belize, to a runaway and rogue within his own family. Throughout his journey he was guided by a Belizean family which couldnt have been more different than his own. Island of the Son is a moving, yet hilarious journey into the heart of a young man and Belize.
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Stephen Krueger was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up in Belize. In 1976 he joined the U.S. Navy as a Seaman Recruit at the age of 18. While in the Navy he served onboard submarines and at submarine commands for more than 20 years. He was advanced to Chief in 1985 and was commissioned as an officer in 1988. In 2004 Steve retired from the Navy as a Commander. He is a Plankowner on USS OHIO (SSBN 726) and completed three tours as an Executive Officer or Chief Staff Officer in the Submarine Force. He is married to Susan, whom he met in Belize. They have three children and three grandchildren.

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Xlibris Corporation
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Published on
Oct 23, 2012
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781479709151
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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