USS Gearing shipmate David L. Sears (LT 69-71) has authored four naval history narratives, detailed below
Lieutenant Sears was Gearing's Gunnery Officer during his 1969-1971 tour of duty, serving cooincidentally with
Gearing Lt. Vern Clark who would later become Chief of Naval Operations. Click below for an essay by Mr. Sears on the Military.com webpage, in which he salutes both Admiral Clark and USS Gearing... http://www.military.com/Opinions/0,,Sears_072905,00.html
October 15, 2005: Author David Sears (USS Gearing Ltjg 69-71), standing, at Bethlehem, PA, Barnes & Noble booksigning for The Last Epic Naval Battle. Seated are Leyte Gulf veterans whose stories are recounted in the book: Sam Goddess (PT-194), and Bob Durand and Bob Read (USS Richard P. Leary DD-664).