Young William B. Gates of Bolton on Lake George, NY joined the United States Navy in 1944 at the height of World War II. Like many young men at the time, he had a strong desire to defend is beloved country against the Japanese who had boldly attacked us at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. This book is his personal diary. It covers his time in basic training at Sampson, NY, his assignment to the decorated destroyer STERETT (DD 407), serious action as a gunner defending his ship against kamikaze attacks, and bouts of missing home.
Softcover. ISBN# 978-0-9826131-2-2.
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