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By C Snelling Robinson

In mid-June 1943, Snelling Robinson, a 20-year-old Harvard graduate and newly commissioned ensign within the U.S. Naval Reserve, joined the pre-commissioning workforce of the Fletcher classification destroyer USS Cotten. the recent workforce expert for the rest of the summer time and t rooster sailed to Pearl Harbor in time to hitch the newly tested 5th Fleet. below t he command of Admiral Raymond Spruance, the 5th Fleet was once given orders to invade Tarawa within the Gilbert Islands in November 1943. This offensive, besides naval battles within the Philippine Sea, the Leyte Gulf, and the invasion of Iwo Jima in February 1945, is chronicled from the point of view of a tender deck officer and is built-in with the heritage of the bigger clash, together with the politics of command. After Japan?s quit, the Cotten grew to become part of the career strength anchored in Tokyo Bay. Robinson deftly narrates how he and his neighbors took benefit of their stable success and taken their roles within the struggle to a becoming conclusion.

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