TJC Base – Proceeds to our USSVi Scholarship Fund

Hi Commander,

Frank Hood here. Fellow Base Commander of Marblehead Base and co-author of 3 books, all with true stories about submarines and submariners.

You probably have heard about our first book “Poopie Suits & Cowboy Boots”.

My co-author and brother, Charles and I, donate all the proceeds to our USSVi Scholarship Fund. To date we have donated over $38,500.

We recently got some exciting news we wanted to share with our sub vet brothers.

The Book Authority, an independent group that recommends top books for corporate executives and governmental strategy leaders, has rated “Poopie Suits & Cowboy Boots” as one of the 7 best -e-Books on submarines in the world for 2020.

Here is the link to the Press Release:

The aim of Poopie Suits and our other books is to get true everyday stories of submarine life out to a public eager for more information about submarines. No fiction (well, you know how sea stories go) or cloak and dagger stuff.

We now have 3 books in the series and have sold a combined 4,951 books. 

We have set up a website that gives information about our books.  If a brother vet would like to order one, they can just go to

Each order supports our main mission and produces a $5 donation to our Scholarship Fund.

I ask this favor of you because Christmas is coming, and maybe a Dad, an Uncle, a brother, a friend might appreciate a book about day-to-day life on a hot running fast attack nuclear boat in the late 60’s and early 70’s. 

Neither Charles nor I have taken any money from this effort over the almost 3 years we have been doing this.  We seek no BZ’s or Atta Boys.   Just helping deserving young kids to get a better shot for their entire life is enough reward.

So if you would kindly go over this with your members, maybe put an announcement in  your Base Newsletter, maybe send out an All Hands email so those who don’t come to the Base meeting will hear the word, that would be most appreciated.

Thank You for your support on this and Thank You for your service.

Straight Board,

Frank Hood

Qualified Oct 1971

USS Seahorse (SSN 669)

2 Northern Runs, 1 Med Run from Nov 69 to July 72