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D-Days in the Pacific with the U.S. Coast Guard

4.05  ·  Rating Details  ·  21 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The images of soldiers and marines coming ashore on hostile shores are embedded in our collective memory of World War II. But what of the sailors who manned the landing craft, going back and forth under fire with nowhere to take cover, their craft the special targets of enemy gunners?

In this book, Ken Wiley, a Coast Guardsman on an Attack Transport in the Pacific, relates
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Don McAllister
Aug 22, 2012 Don McAllister rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
CXN Wiley opens up a whole vista on an unseen part of World War II with this high action adventure. A must read for WWII buffs. I've since met Ken Wiley. He's the real deal and a hero in my book and a great contributor to the nation he helped to save.
Jerry Teipen
Aug 17, 2012 Jerry Teipen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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The author leads us to believe that a landing craft roamed the Pacific Islands like a superhero...Really? Simplistic and for the simple-minded.
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Dec 18, 2013 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Very good book. I enjoyed Ken's perspective as well as his narrating style.
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Ken Wiley was the sixth of seven children born to Troy and Dora Thompson Riley. After service in the US Coast Guard during WWII, he graduated from Hillsboro Junior College and Oklahoma A&M. In 1952 he took a job with Bell Helicopter as a hydraulics design engineer, and worked in a variety of skilled and managerial positions until his retirement in the 1990s. He has four grown daughters and is ...more
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