Excellent: WWII Naval Biography (Books WWII Navy)
Review: "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!"
Claud Aldrich was a Tin-Can sailor, Serving on the USS VanValkenburg during WWII.
Learn about WWII from one who lived it.
Claud Aldrich was a tin-can sailor, serving on the USS VanValkenburg and taking the ghosts of USS Arizona with them, since this newly commissioned ship was named for the Captain of the battleship sunk during Pearl Harbor.
Claud escaped poverty only to be drafted into the Navy. One of nine children, seven boys and two girls, he was drafted in to an entirely new world, which he knew nothing about - The United States Navy! There was a rude awakening for him, to shape up to the facts of life on a warship in a time of war. Learning to be in harm's way and survive.
Relive your WWII memories with a fellow veteran or experience what someone you loved experienced. If one of your loved ones experienced the war in the Pacific, learn and gain new perspective of what it was like for them.
If you have someone who doesn't respect the power of war, you need this book to help enlighten them as to the real hell of living on a battleship.
Claud is proud, very proud to be one of the 'greatest generation!' This military memoir will help you understand why they are called the 'greatest generation'!
Preview one of the most amazing books about being in the Navy during WWII by clicking on the cover of A Boy, A Ship & A War.
Prelude How This All Got Together
Introduction - December 6, 1945
Chapter 1 -The Navy And Training
Chapter 2 -Shipping Out
Chapter 3 -Practice & Practice
Chapter 4 -First Combat
Chapter 5 -The Rigors of War
Chapter 6 -The Armistice
Chapter 7 -Home Coming
Chapter 8 -50 Years Later
Addendum -July 7, 2010
Dedications: This story is dedicated to all the men who made this possible. It was not just my experience, it was an ocean full of men, who were willing to die for this country. We are few now, and getting fewer everyday, but we go, knowing we did some good for the World.