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About the Author: The author is a WWII combat veteran who lives on Long Island, NY. He enlisted in the regular Navy for six years for a Musician’s rating but was destined to serve as a Quartermaster aboard the USS Blessman DE69/APD48 crossing the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans numerous times. He participated in the landings at Normandy, Lingayen Gulf and Iwo Jima. He also wrote Devious Intent, a novel that has nothing of war or the military, only the results of an active imagination Book Summary: As a memoir of shipboard life during World War II, the story is an accurate depiction of life aboard a combat vessel during the invasions of Normandy, Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and landing in Wakayama, Japan. From escorting convoys crossing the Atlantic and working with Under Water Demolition Team UDT15 now called ‘Seals’, in the Pacific, the USS Blessman survived a 500 pound bomb blast at Iwo Jima. After limping to Mare Island for repairs, she sailed at full speed carrying UDT-17 team to join the forces landing on Japan soil.

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