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A Sailor Letters: An account of Operation Crossroads
Contributor(s): Moss, D. Walkaboutdude (Author)

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ISBN:     ISBN-13: 9798731829588
Publisher: Independently Published
OUR PRICE: $7.20  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: April 2021
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BISAC Categories:
- History | Military - Nuclear Warfare
Physical Information: 0.33" H x 5.24" W x 7.99" (0.37 lbs) 140 pages
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From A Sailor Letters"Directly after that flash and in the same spot was a water spout which went higher than the flame. I don't think I'd be exaggerating if I say that spout went up half a mile." Don was 17 when he joined the navy in 1946. His reason: wanted to see the world beyond the green hills of his home in Binghamton, New York. Filled with lust for adventure in less than 6 months he joined 42,000 other sailors, airmen, congressmen and scientists gathered for Operation Crossroads at Bikini. There, he witnessed our entry into the Nuclear age.Don was attached to the boarding party returning to the ships after the tests. Their duty was to assess damage and get the ships operational again. In addition Don was a given mop, soap and with other sailors decontaminated' radioactive ships by scrubbing radioactive decks with contaminated sea water. His only 'protective suit' was dungarees, tee shirt or shorts. A Sailor Letters is Don's story about sharing his dreams, concerns, and experience of a young man seeing the world for the first time.
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