|PT Boat 81: Still on WWII Nightmare Patrol||
WWII Veteran Milt Rackham describes the eerie scene just moments after a sea attack.
"The Battle was over.....
The time after a battle can be a dramatic contrast compared to what has just happened…...In this case, the Pacific Ocean returned to its quiet, blue water self, as if nothing had happened. The few signs that a ship had been there were few and far between. The only evidence that there had been a ship with 71 U.S. soldiers and a cargo area full of live ammunition, was an upside down pail floating in the Blue Pacific Ocean, shrapnel scattered on the decks of the two PT boats, and one unconscious U.S. Sailor, floating face up with a life jacket that held his head above water and saved his life.
The three of us that could still get around on PT Boat 81 pulled the one surviving sailor aboard, attended to the casualties on our boat, and then turned our attention to our badly damaged companion boat, PT-78."
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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.