Log of World War II: A Pacific Naval Diary

As Recorded by Vincent Evo DeCook Yeoman Second Class U.S.S. MINNEAPOLIS

by Kenneth W. Huck



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 30/11/2010

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 349
ISBN : 9781453577578
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 349
ISBN : 9781453577561

About the Book

Although World War II has long been a part of a well-documented history, old events told from a different point of view can still give us a different perspective. Author Kenneth W. Huck shares such an account in Log of World War II: A Pacific Naval Diary.

Log of the War: A Pacific Naval Diary brings new information written by a yeoman second class serving on the USS Minneapolis. Vincent E. DeCook’s eyewitness account begins December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, continuing through the fall of 1942. There are no comparable diaries that include these events: Pearl Harbor, Battle of the Coral Sea including the sinking of the Lexington, Battle of Guadalcanal, and others.

Learn what they knew and when they knew it. Names, dates, locations, vessels… it’s all here. Through Log of World War II: A Pacific Naval Diary, one can feel the danger, the frustrations, and the fears of serving on a ship during a war, and realize the commitment to duty our servicemen exhibited.

About the Author

Kenneth Willis Huck was born and raised in the small Iowa town of Waverly. After attending elementary and parochial schools and graduating high school there, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. Later, he received a Masters of Business Administration degree from Arizona State University. He and his wife Julie currently make their home in Buford, Georgia. They have three children: Kathryn Suzanne, Kyle Vincent, (yes, named after his grandfather), and Michael Thomas. Michael is currently serving as a corporal in the U.S. Marines. Kenneth is currently employed at the corporate headquarters for AGCO Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of farm equipment and machinery, located in Duluth, Georgia.