|PT Boat 81: Still on WWII Nightmare Patrol||
WWII Veteran Milt Rackham describes the Battle of Attu'
" At the end of the first day of the invasion of Attu, the sun set at 10 PM for a short four hour Aleutian summer night. The temperature plummeted and the mud mire began to freeze....as the lightly dressed, lightly supplied U.S. Troops prepared to spend their first night in the Aleutians. The unexpected Aleutian enemy, the weather and its ally, the Aleutian landscape, had joined in the battle and began taking its toll on U.S. forces. Japanese Snipers continued to fire from their trenches high above the tragedy unfolding in the valley below....for as long as there was a hint of daylight.
As the sun rose at 2AM the next day, courageous individual U.S. soldiers that had flanked the Japanese sniper positions in the dark of night, looked down into the enemy sniper trenches...and found them empty. The enemy had anticipated discovery in the night and had moved on....just far enough ahead to be able to continue their sniper fire.
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PT Boat 81: Still on WWII Nightmare Patrol
Eighty eight year old veteran, Milt Rackham, tells his World War II story in a book that includes descriptions of the PTSD nightmares that still "haunt him in the night". Milt rises above the pain of telling his story in an effort to reach out to others who may be harboring painful unspoken war memories... and to create public awareness of the sacrifice provided by so many to protect America and its values and principles. 172 pages. Price includes shipping and handling.