Richard E. Miller is a retired chief hospital corpsman who served in the U.S. Navy for twenty years. A historian and the author of several magazine articles, he is also an industrial hygienist at the University of Maryland.
"This unexplored perspective of the US Navy puts a face on the
greatest generation's last overlooked heroes. " -- Sea Classics
"...well worth reading, not just to understand what the messmen endured, but also to appreciate their fortitude and perserverance." -- The Daybook
"...an exceptionally thorough and moving account." -- Choice