A Boy, A Ship and A War
A Tin-Can sailor, Serving on the USS VanValkenburg
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 was a poor boy, one of nine children, seven boys and two girls, drafted in to the United States Navy, an entirely new world, which he knew nothing about. 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.
Proud, very proud to be one of the 'greatest generation!'
- Author: Claud Aldrich
- Publication Date: 2001-12-05
- Publisher: Books To Believe In
- Product Group: eBooks
- Manufacturer: Books To Believe In
- Binding: Kindle Edition, 67 pages
- List Price: $2.99
- ASIN: B004G5ZT8S