Abner's expertise in business administration and his past wartime experience in landing craft make him the man to train the LST crew on LCVP operations. This is very frustrating to a couple of Chief Petty Officers who are enraged that a pissy-assed (advanced) Boatswain's Mate Second Class is going to build this ship's amphibious crew into a fighting force. Adventures follow as the Sea Devil (LST-666) participates in the Inchon invasion, Wonsan landing, Iwon landing, Songjin landing, Chongjin landing, and Hungnam landing. During the Chongjin landing, the LST suffers damage from an unexpected reef requiring the ship to back all the way to Sasebo for repairs. Abney meets a wonderful Navy Nurse and things explode. The Sea Devil also participates in the Hungnam withdrawal, where Abner is wounded.
As the story opens, the Hoquiam is in the midst of shakedown and training. Abruptly, she is ordered to Wonsan, North Korea, to participate in the Fifth Marines Amphibious Landing. The Commanding Officer is told his ship will carry out any additional tasks for two weeks as may be ordered by Commander, Task Force 90. Anchored in Wonsan Harbor, the Captain, Lieutenant Commander Maxwell J. Brown, receives new orders to report to Commander, Task Force 96, for an indeterminate length of time.
The crew is not prepared for the very cold weather that drops out of Siberia within days, as the Hoquiam acts as Harbor Entrance Control Vessel for troop and supply landings at Iwon, Songjin, Hungnam, and Chongjin, North Korea. Shortly after completing those missions, she returns to Hungnam and acts as Harbor Entrance Control Vessel once again.
Meanwhile, Lee Stewart receives a letter from Betty Echols, a former girl friend, who believes he is still at Naval Station Tongue Point. She writes a sad tale of woe. At her high school graduation party, her date, Ralph Rogers, got her drunk, had his way, and now she was pregnant. Ralph immediately joined the Air Force and left town. She begs Lee to marry her and father this child.
A letter from the D.A. in Astoria, Oregon, arrives a short time later, charging Lee Stewart with felony copulation with a minor, Betty Echols, whom he had dated, impregnating her, and serving her intoxicants. Lt. Marston steals both letters and places them in Stewart Personnel Jacket for safekeeping until they return to Yokosuka.
The Hoquiam moors in front of ComFltActs Hungnam as their communications guard while they prepare to evacuate Hungnam. The ship takes on marines and children, and moves out to act as swept mine channel point at the Sea Buoy, Buoy #1. As such, the Hoquiam is literally the last vessel to depart the Hungnam area, right behind the Underwater Demolition Team support ship.
The Hoquiam anchors in Pusan long enough to disembark the marines and Korean children, then sails home to Yokosuka, arriving December 31st, seventy-three days after she was ordered to Wonsan for two weeks. Lee learns his Japanese girl friend, Kiki Hatsumoto, had to leave Yokosuka.
What is really intriguing is, there were several warnings the Japanese were about to strike somewhere in the Pacific, from both the Navy Chief of Naval Operations (who were reading some of the Japanese secret radio messages) and the War Department Chief of Staff (who were also reading some of the Japanese secret codes). As it turned out, the Navy spooks were also reading the Japanese Diplomatic code and learned the Japanese were about to strike---somewhere.
CNO and Army Chief of Staff had send three war warnings to all commands in the Pacific. At Cavity Naval Base, Com16 Naval District became preparing for war. Admiral Thomas Hart issued orders to his fleet of bedraggled WW-1 ships, to move away. He also issued orders to his submarine fleet to be prepared to attack all enemy shipping. He declared an emergency and placed his command on a war footing. He advised MacArthur's headquarters of his actions. MacArthur called him a sniveling coward afraid to face the enemy. Hart ignored him and proceeded with his plan.
MacArthur's plan was to proceed as though nothing would happen. All staff operations will continue peacetime processes. No special round the clock observations were necessary or tolerated. Standard communications shut down at 1700 hours daily, except fully closed on Sunday, would continue as Standard Operating Procedure.
President Queson who was paying MacArthur to build his Armed Forces, was alarmed the Japanese would destroy his country. In close consultation in November '41, President Queson impressed upon his military advisor he did not want to anger the Japanese War Lords. "Take no offensive or defensive action until the first bomb strikes Philippine soil!"
On December 3rd, President Roosevelt issued an execution order: "Phase 1." As seen, Admiral Hart had already begun preparing for war.
When Phase 1 was issued by the President, General MacArthur, recently recalled to active duty as a Lt. Gen., was ordered to send at least one B-17 Flying Fortress on a Photo-Recon mission over the Japanese air and sea bases on Formosa. He declined to follow his orders. He ordered all his B-17's stationed at Clark Air Base, be lined up, wing to wing next to the runway.
On December 7th, 0755 hours (0235 hours in Manila), when Pearl Harbor was struck, President Roosevelt quickly ordered Phase 2: that is, send 18 B-17's with full bomb loads to take out the Japanese air drones and sea ports. MacArthur refused to do that. At 0430 hours Manila time, he ordered his Air Commander to stand down. He was to take no action until the first bomb strikes Philippine soil!
The Japanese Air Fleets began arriving over the Philippine island of Luzon about 1100 hours on December 8, Manila time.
By LtGen MacArthur's deliberate inaction, thousands of people on both sides were killed.
At the center of this book's argument are the Christian virtues of faith, hope, and love. Douglas begins by arguing not only that faith matters in the public sphere but describing how this is so. He then describes the way hope shapes a worldview through which to interpret public life. Finally, the virtue of love informs the practices of a life in which Christians learn to "believe aloud."
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This is historically a true story --- no shit! The book precedes his adventures developed in the 4 book series about Lee Harrison Stewart in the Korean War on the reincarnated near rust bucket, U.S.S. Hoquiam PF-5.
Join Lee in a Navy long gone by current Navy standards.
When the North Korean Army invaded South Koreas on June 25, 1950, the South Korean Army and the Us Army Advisors were ill prepared to challenge the North Korean Army, as they rolled south toward Pusan, South Korea. Immediately, those old PF's were inspected and there decision was made by Commander Naval Forces, Far East (ComNavFE) to reactivate the best of these old ships to assist in the Korean Campaign.
The hulk, PF-5, was the sixth ship towed to the piers and dry-docks to restore it to duty. The officers, chiefs, and sailors assigned to the duty of restoring this ship learned the Soviets had sabotages "everything".
New crews of WW2 were recalled to serve on this ships. But first, they had to restored everything to service. It was a severe struggle, but finally, everything was ready. As stated, she was recommissioned and the crew was ready.
For the next month, she underwent Sea Trials and crew training to prepare her for war. The Captain receives orders cutting short his training schedule, to report to Commander Task Force 90, and escort them to Wonsan, North Korea, where the US Marines will disembark to chase the North Korean Army and Marines northward until they are killed or captured. The Captain expects to be there for about two weeks before returning to Yokosuka or Sasebo, Japan. Instead, the Hoquiam is transferred to Commander Task Force 96 and will support landing operations all the way to the Manchurian border with North Korea. They act as "Gate Guard" (Harbor Entrance Control Vessel---HECV) at Iwon, Hungnam, Songjin, and Chongjin, North Korea. Meanwhile, she is assigned to duties chasing down sampans or junks moving south to South Korean ports. Urgent dispatches indicate the Chinese Communists are entering the fray. The Hoquiam is urgently dispatched back to Hungnam as HECV and then into the Inner Harbor to support the Naval Facility Activity as the Port Commander. They tie up next to the Port Commander and were resting there when the Army ands Marines arrived from their long walk from the Chosin Reservoir. The crew watched as these exhausted troops boarded LCVPs and LCMs for rides to Hospital ships, Cargo ships, ands Attack Transports. Some were moved aboard the Hoquiam for a ride to South Korea. The crew watched as at least one hundred ships moved out of Hungnam on Christmas Eve loaded with all the troops, their equipment, and some civilians.
Before he was recalled as a Boatswain's Mate Second class (amphibious specialist), Mister Abner Luxor owned a Studebaker auto new and used car agency. He was reasonably wealthy and had a great staff. His General Manager, Miss Angela Holtz had a thing for him --- not returned. Nurse Hellen enraged Angie by her presence, cutting her off from Abner in the hospital. Eventually, Abner who had been preparing for his PHD in Marketing, is granted his doctorate while recovering from his wounds. Navy Personnel learned of that and promoted him to LTjg and ordered him back to the MV Sea Dragon, which confused him.
Meanwhile back on USS LST-666 --- The Sea Devil, the Captain is informed his LST is being disguised as a coastal merchant ship, that will ply small ports up and down the Asian mainland and islands to buy and sell goods. However, the main thrust is to hunt down and kill off the ferocious pirates killing passengers and crew and taking the ships. The crew of the renamed ship --- MV Sea Dragon registered under the Swiss flag --- will be dressed as merchant seamen with a barely usable engine to entice the pirates to take over the ship. Two battles with pirates occur with success and tragedy of one KIA, several WIA, and one MIA. Meanwhile, a UDT detachment attached to the Sea Dragon with secret missions is deployed along the communist shoreline. On their second mission, one man is wounded; he is transferred via USCG Naha (Okinawa) Rescue One helicopter to USAF Hospital Naha. Another group of pirates attack with the same lack of success; again, several sailors are wounded. This time, a heavy cruiser intercepts the LST, removes the wounded, transfers replacement crew members to the Sea Dragon. Com7thFleet visits the ship, awarding the crew several medals and promoting the captain, Ezekiel Carter to Lieutenant Commander. Zeke receives new orders to assist the Chinese Nationalist Army on Taiwan augmenting troops and material on Quemoy Island just off the Chinese Communist mainland. The story will continue in Part Three.
Upon arrival in Yokosuka, Lee found out his LST had already sailed to participate in the Inchon Amphibious landing on September 15, 1950. Therefore, Lee was assigned to something called 'The PF Detail'. The next day, he was assigned to a PF named USS Hoquiam PF-5. He was to help restore this bedraggled, beat up, LendLeased Soviet Navy sabotaged hulk to active duty. He was instantly assigned to the Radio Shack where he discovered the other five Radiomen were pissed off USNR-R sailors that did not attend Reserve meeting, wear uniforms, or draw pay who were not supposed to be recalled until all USNR sailors who did attend monthly training meetings, wear uniforms, and draw attendance pay were recalled. President Truman, a WW1 combat veteran in France, decided its was better to recall WW2 combat veterans rather than wet-behind-the-ears USNR sailors. Lee was one of seven USN sailors assigned to PF-5 to rehabilitate the ship. Not only that, the other 5 Radiomen knew nothing about the current Navy Radio Procedures, which he did know. He, a lowly Seaman Apprentice, had to teach five senior Petty Officers who things worked nowadays. Meanwhile, the future crew of this ship were allowed liberty in Yokosuka. It was a wonderful town for a teenager. Lee's nose didn't grow and he did not bray like a jackass while he explored and tasted the bright lights, music, new odors, and girls.
A girl back in Astoria that he had dated a few times, wrote with bad news. At her graduation party that he was supposed to be her date, another teenager got her drunk and made way with her. She was pregnant and wanted Lee to marry her and be a father to the baby. Lee was having none of that. His new division officer sealed the letter for safekeeping and placed it in his service jacket.
Eventually, after nearly two months of corrective work, the USS Hoquiam PF-5 black gang lights off one of two boilers. When the steam is up, the Commanding Officer-to-be, maneuvered the ship to a pier where she will be recommissioned the next day.
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