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So long for now : a sailor's letters from the USS Franklin

Author: Elden Duane Rogers; Jerry L Rogers
Publisher: Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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So long for now," Elden signed off-never "Goodbye." This moving work poignantly confronts the horrors of war, giving voice to a young sailor, the country he served, the family and friends he left behind, and the hope that has sustained them.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Personal narratives
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Elden Rogers; Rogers family.; Rogers family.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elden Duane Rogers; Jerry L Rogers
ISBN: 9780806158785 0806158786
OCLC Number: 974642441
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The telegram --
The "Westerers" --
"The past is a foreign country" --
War --
What's the matter with kids today? --
Hang up your flags and put on your pins --
The world in seven decks under an airfield --
The home front --
Farewell, Fibber McGee --
Not a holiday --
Fair weather and foul --
A welcome break --
Palau: this time for real --
Metamorphosis --
"Thirty days leave coming in on the port side" --
Three strikes and out --
Three cheers --
and the end of cheer --
"Anybody home?" --
I don't think I'll make it --
"Would you like to have a transfer?" --
"So long for now" --
Fire and water --
"There's dead people in there!" --
Holding on to hope --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Sailor's letters from the USS Franklin
Responsibility: Jerry L. Rogers.

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So long for now," Elden signed off-never "Goodbye." This moving work poignantly confronts the horrors of war, giving voice to a young sailor, the country he served, the family and friends he left behind, and the hope that has sustained them.

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