|PT Boat 81: Still on WWII Nightmare Patrol||
WWII Veteran Milt Rackham describes his graduation from Boot Camp and his excitement and pride about joining the war effort.
"At the end of our Boot Camp Graduation Ceremony, the loud speaker came to life and proudly made an announcement. It created a warm feeling of loyalty to my country and a readiness to fight anyone that would dare seek to destroy her. I don't remember the exact words, but for purposes of what happened next, let me paraphrase the loud-speaker announcement.....
Ladies and Gentlemen. Let me tell you that from my view up here
high on the review stand, these 2000 men are a magnificent sight.
I have never seen a finer force of U.S. Navy graduates more prepared and more eager to defend their country. Join me in an ovation of appreciation as I say to them......Well Done Young Sailors.....and May God be With You in the Days Ahead..... Until our job is Done. "
The crowd roared their appreciation."
--- Milt Rackham
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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.