World War II and Me [NOOK Book]

Overview

This book is about the events in the life of a young 15 year old boy from the time of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 until he was standing, as a man before his mother, as she welcomed him home from the war on June 7, 1946. It describes, briefly, how our people came together to fight an enemy and to protect our nation from tyranny. It is not a story of combat but is about the human side of people during wartime. It is a story of the wartime cruise of a ship and about some of the many young men, both ...
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World War II and Me

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Overview

This book is about the events in the life of a young 15 year old boy from the time of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 until he was standing, as a man before his mother, as she welcomed him home from the war on June 7, 1946. It describes, briefly, how our people came together to fight an enemy and to protect our nation from tyranny. It is not a story of combat but is about the human side of people during wartime. It is a story of the wartime cruise of a ship and about some of the many young men, both good and bad, who served our country during this period. It is the story of an old man reliving his youth. It is a story that perhaps 16 million young men and women who at that time, were under arms and may still be able to relate some of these events to their own lives.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148486930
  • Publisher: FriesenPress
  • Publication date: 8/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 88
  • Sales rank: 744,454
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Colnul Coney Galbraith is an 86 year old Navy veteran of World War II. He served for 23 months, of which 17 months were served on board the destroyer USS Chevalier DD805. Attached to the US Third Fleet and under the command of Admiral William F. Hulsey, referred to as Bull on board his flagship the USS Missouri, the Chevalier was among some of the first ships to enter Tokyo Bay at the end of the war. The ship operated out of the Yokosuka Navy base as part of the occupational forces until January 3, 1946. Upon returing to civilian life, he worked at several jobs before being employed by Mobil Oil Corporation in 1955. He retired in August 1985 after completing 29 years of service. Being hired as a tank truck driver he was promoted up through the ranks to the position of safety manager of its Central Region. He has enjoyed extensive travels following retirement. He enjoys writing poetry and decided to write his memoirs after reading those of another World War II veteran. He and Juanita, his wife of 66 years, now reside with their daughter on Round Lake in Kendallvile, Indiana.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    WWII and my Uncle

    It was nice to hear his old stories and some new ones in print.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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