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The letters herein, some one thousand of them, are a day-to-day three year account of what happened in the life of a young enlisted man serving in the Naval Construction Battalions - the Seabees - during World War II. They take the reader from the first day of boot camp, to various training camps around the U.S., to the Southwest Pacific and back home.
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War veterans can reminisce about their war experience, and their spouses, children and grandchildren can learn through these letters what it was like to serve in the war.About the Author:
In July 1943 at the age of 18, the author was drafted into the Naval Construction Battalions in which he served for two years and nine months. During the war and for fifty years since he has been writing constantly: letters, plays, movie reviews, essays, short stories and novels. Eighteen of his articles on business management (and one on World War II) have appeared in The Wall Street Journal. After the war he graduated from the College of The University of Chicago which he attended under the GI Bill. For twenty years he was CEO of his own plastic materials company, selling it in 1985 to write full time. Currently he resides by the sea in mid-coast Maine with his artist wife.
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Book Description Stones Point Pr, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111882521048
Book Description Stones Point Pr, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1882521048