Sailing the Troubled Sea: A Nebraska Boy Goes to War

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This book documents the United States Coast Guard career of Herbert E. Nolda, from his enlistment in April 1942 to his discharge in December 1945. The book also encompasses his early life before the war and his life after the war as it relates to veterans' matters. On the morning of December 7, 1941, Herbert was living in Santa Monica, California, where he was employed at the huge Douglas Aircraft factory. He arrived at a boarding house for lunch to find the landlady hysterical with the news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Several other young men were there too. Within minutes one of the young men stood up and announced: "Our country's in trouble and needs our help. I'm going down to enlist. Is anyone else coming with me?" "I am," Herbert replied. His time in the service was varied, from patrols on the East Coast, to four major invasions in North Africa and Europe. On June 6, 1944, D-Day, he was manning the #1 gun on his ship, LCI(L) #92 as she plowed into the maelstrom of Omaha Beach. Her sister ship, LCI(L) #91 had hit the beach a half hour earlier. She had been Herbert's home until a month before D-Day. The two small ships became famous in the annuals of D-Day. Later, in mid-August 1945, Herbert was aboard the troop transport, USS Admiral H.T. Mayo anchored at Ulithi Atoll in the South Pacific when the guns of the neighboring ships started firing, but there were no enemy planes in sight. . . This book is filled with the grim and the humorous incidents of war as experienced by a young sailor from landlocked Nebraska. Also interwoven are shorter biographies of some of Herbert's crewmembers. It is richly illustrated with 185 photographs and other historical documents.

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Herbert E. Nolda was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1920. As a boy, he enjoyed raising pigeons, rabbits and chickens. In 1934, the family moved to Ravenna, Nebraska, when Herbert's father was transferred there to work as a machinist in the roundhouse of the Burlington, Chicago, and Quincy Railroad. Herbert worked on farms during the Depression and graduated from Ravenna High School in May 1938. He then gained employment in the fruit orchards of Wenatchee, Washington, for two summers, and then moved to Santa Monica, California, where he gained employment in the Douglas Aircraft Factory. He tried to enlist in the United States Navy on the day of the Pearl Harbor bombing, but was turned away as there were too many other recruits. He returned to Ravenna, and was inducted into the Coast Guard at Omaha in April 1942. He served nearly four years, and took part in the D-Day Invasion of France. Herbert returned to Ravenna in December, 1945, and a few days later gained employment with the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad, working on the Alliance Division. In 1948 he married Virginia Pesek. Herbert was employed with the railroad for thirty-six years. During this time he also ran a greenhouse, engaged in beekeeping, and raised livestock. After retirement from the railroad, Herbert began work on a model steam engine and eventually completed two of these. In the mid-1990s he wrote his railroad memoirs. He also renewed his interest in pigeons and began raising show pigeons. In 1994, on the 50th Anniversary of D-Day, he wrote a brief account of his part in the D-Day Invasion. In 2001 he and his daughter, Valerie, compiled an account of his entire Coast Guard career. In 2006 they added many more photographs and expanded the text to form this book.

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