Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy Birthday, USN!

I wasn't online on October 13, but I wanted to give a belated birthday salute to the United States Navy.  I've got some naval history in my own background.  My late father was at Pearl Harbor on the USS West Virginia on December 7, 1941, and went on to serve in the Pacific until after the end of the war, earning a Bronze Star and other commendations. I had the pleasure of researching some of the USN history for my novels, especially for Captain Sinister's Lady. 

If you'd like to learn more about the early days of the USN, I highly recommend Ian Toll's excellent history, Six Frigates.

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