Felito: A Balanced Life

Felito: A Balanced Life

by Felix B. Dominicci


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Felito: A Balanced Life by Felix B. Dominicci

Felito: A Balanced Life is the story of an orphan boy born on a coffee plantation in Puerto Rico. Exposed to four different father figures who all taught him something of value, he never felt prepared to accept their teachings. After joining the Navy and in search of a more stable life, he returned to his home town in Puerto Rico to look for a bride. He met again his first grade dream girl and five days later married her, transforming his emotional life into a journey of love and responsibility. Felito: A Balanced Life follows his journey of redemption and how his life experiences helped shaped his 30 year naval career and 14 year Civil service career working with the Navy, his 60 year marriage and his wife’s long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and how these experiences shaped the lives of their children and grandchildren.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633934160
Publisher: Koehler Books
Publication date: 04/20/2017
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Felix Blanco Dominicci was born on a coffee plantation in Puerto Rico. Orphaned as a young boy, he later moved to New York City, where he attended high school and later enlisted in the U.S. Navy, proudly serving for 30 years, and rising to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4. Married as a young sailor to his first grade sweetheart, He and his wife, Raquel, together raised four children by balancing his 30 year naval career with their own desires of family, faith and love.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Author’s Note 4

1. Puerto Rico (1931—1945) 7

2 Mischievous In Cayey (1935—1945) 18

3. The Big Apple (1945—1954) 28

4. Swabbie (1950—1954) 38

5. Cuba and Beyond (1954—1960) 54

6. Joys and Struggles (1957—1960) 72

7. Moving Up (1960—1971) 78

8. Atlantic Fleet Staff (1964—1967) 91

9. Fort Allen, Puerto Rico (1967—1971) 95

10. Little Creek, Virginia (1971—1975) 100

11. USS NIMITZ (1975—1977) 107

12. Atlantic Command Staff (1977—1980) 115

13. Civil Service (1981—1995) 123

14. A Balanced Life (1996—2001) 132

15. Caring for Raquel (2001—2014) 149

16. A Celebration of Life(2015—2016) 162

17. The American Dream 166

Acknowledgments 172

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