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A Boy, a Ship & a War: World War II - U.S.S. Van Valkenburgh DD-656

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Publication Date: 05 December 2001

"This is a stunning WWII biography of a Tin Can Sailor in the Pacific. If you were there, this takes you back and if you weren't, you'll be introduced to a brutal time in US history. Worth the read "

A Boy, A Ship & A War is a story of a poor boy, one of nine children (seven boys and two girls), who was drafted into the United States Navy in World War II. He experienced an entirely new world. It was a rude awakening for him. He had to shape up and learn the facts of life of surviving on a warship in a time of war in the Pacific Theater. He had to learn how to be in harm's way and survive. This story is about a sailor on the new destroyer, named for Captain Van Valkenburg of the USS Arizona, who is still entombed in that famous battleship. Claud tells of the destroyer at war with the Axis powers, being attacked many times by planes with bombs, torpedoes, Kamikazes and going to the aid of many stricken ships along the way.

After the war, Claud returned to the states and home. He reunited with the shipmates (the other Tin Can Sailors) at reunions 50 years later.

Written by a torpedoman, who was there and thankfully, came back all in one piece.

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Product Details

ISBN-10: 0967024269

ISBN-13: 9780967024264

Publisher: Books to Believe in       

Language: English

Age Range: NA - NA years

Grade Level: NA - NA

Paperback: 86 Pages

Product Dimension (L x W x H): 21.59 x 14.00 x 0.46 CM

Shipping Weight: 0.11 Kg

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