(PRWEB) April 19, 2017
Calvin L. Whitbeck, a naval WWII veteran, dedicated grandfather, and first-time author has completed his new book “Teen Remembrances: World War II Pacific Action on LST- 801”: a gripping memoir featuring the author’s involvement in the US Navy during the pivotal points of the Second Great War.
Author Whitbeck recalls his voluntary enlistment, “My brother, George, the closest to me in age, was serving in the South Pacific at the time. He was a lieutenant in an army armored division. I wrote to him and asked what he thought about me going into the army as a corporal. He replied, ‘Go into the navy; you will have a dry place to sleep and food better than K rations’. . . Those words of wisdom from my brother convinced me. I took his advice and signed up in the navy.”
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Calvin L. Whitbeck’s straightforward account records his memories from the start of the war as teenager to the peace negotiations in Tokyo. Whitbeck lets the reader see the real action the author himself experienced during the invasions and attacks on islands such as Okinawa and the Philippines.
“Teen Remembrances: World War II Pacific Action on LST-801” tells the journey of Calvin Whitbeck, a naval serviceman, from his time playing touch football on one fateful Sunday afternoon to the end of the war. Pearl Harbor was just bombed by the Japanese when Calvin and his friends heard the news that the United States was at war! This serviceman’s story details the trials of boot camp and shipboard life, the action in Okinawa and the Philippines, the curse of the suicidal kamikazes, and the destructive power of typhoons. It all starts with a football game on a street in Detroit.
Readers who wish to experience this revealing work can purchase “Teen Remembrances: World War II Pacific Action on LST- 801” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
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