J.D. Karns' historical novel is based on the actual journalkept by Carl Lee Young while he served in the U.S. Navy duringWWII aboard the escort vessel DE-416 USS Melvin R.Nawman. Karns has brilliantly woven Carl's journal entriestogether with fiction to create an entertaining, breathtaking,and highly factual account of the war from a sailor'spoint of view.Experience everything from the great typhoon of 1944 toIwo Jima and Okinawa, and from the atom bomb to thesigning of the treaty that ended the Second World War. It isan emotional roller coaster ride between the onboardaction and the family back home. The realism of not onlythe war but also the era has been captured with expertise.In real life Carl's younger brother, Charles, longed to hearhis big brother's WWII story. When Carl returned from the warhe promised his little brother that someday he would tell himall about it. That day came recently when Charles beganreceiving journal entries from Carl via emails, totaling 168.Both Carl and Charles are excited to have their story turnedinto a historic novel. Both brothers are still living; they sharethe dream of holding a published copy of Carl's story in theirhands before being called to Heaven. Carl resides inArizona, and Charles resides in Florida. Both are still happilymarried and, through emails and phone calls, enjoy keepingeach other informed of their day-to-day lives.