David C. Perry was born in Stockton, California in the 1950s and moved to Seattle, Washington in 1960 with his parents and brother. His pre-college days were spent growing up in the Northwestern U.S., almost equally divided between the Puget Sound area of Washington and Northwestern Montana, in Libby. He equally enjoys spending time on the water or camping amidst the tall Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine trees.
David enlisted in the Navy's nuclear power program in December 1976, but before he started boot camp he was selected and reported to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. During the four years spent at the Naval Academy David nourished his love of sailing where the Severn River empties into the Chesapeake Bay. It was at this time that he was also introduced to that intrepid seafaring officer, Horatio Hornblower, by C.S Forester. This acquaintance would expand to many characters of that genre.
David's naval adventures took him far from the banks of the Severn River, sailing the steel ships of the twentieth century on the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and across the vast Pacific. After retiring from the Naval Reserve he even walked on the Arctic Ocean, although that was no miracle, it was frozen at the time.
As a civilian David has worked in the human resources field of corporate America. He has served as a member and chair of many non-profit organization boards as well as on the leadership teams of local churches he attended with his family.
|Series: Not Self but Country
|Not Self but Country||A New Nation Forges a New Navy|
|The Crucible of Tradition||A Sea of Heroes and Traitors|
|Series: Brigantine Lexington Series|
|The USS Lexington and HMS Edward||Captain Barry takes command to sneak past blockading British warships (short)|
|USS Lexington and the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet||Tells the story of the battle on Cape May in New Jersey (short)|
|USS Lexington and the HMS Lady Susan||A man o' war in the middle of a sea battle right in the Chesapeake Bay (short)|
|Dont Tread on Me||Five Short Stories of the Continental Navy|
|Benedict Arnold's Navy||The Marines at Valcour Island (short)|