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In the spring of 1943, 19-year old George Thomas Worsham, a good ol' boy from Kentucky, signed his life over to the Merchant Marines during the greatest military conflict of all time. Just five months after joining, he clung to life in the frigid waters of the Arctic Circle, after his ship, the Theodore Dwight Weld, was ambushed by German U-boats in a swift and brutal attack. Over half of the crew perished, but miraculously, Worsham survived. The New York Times picked up the story, and at 20 years old, Worsham's name and face appeared in an internationally-read newspaper. Worsham's story didn't end with the publication of that article. He forged a successful career at sea before retiring in 1984 as a Captain. Throughout his many travels, he embraced the fickle and gritty life of a true seaman, breaking up fights between drunken cooks, battling deadly hurricanes, surviving multiple shipwrecks, and experiencing countless other adventures (and misadventures). Along the way, he also raised three children with the help of his wife of 52 years, Margaret. This is his story, as told by the person who knows it best.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1508621500