Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"Son, We are Going to Hell" - epic story

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Ship of Ghosts The Story of the USS Houston  FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser  and the Epic Saga of her Survivors

“Son, we’re going to Hell.”

The navigator of the USS Houston confided these prophetic words to a young officer as he and his captain charted a course into U.S. naval legend. Renowned as FDR’s favorite warship, the cruiser USS Houston was a prize target trapped in the far Pacific after Pearl Harbor. Without hope of reinforcement, her crew faced a superior Japanese force ruthlessly committed to total conquest. It wasn’t a fair fight, but the men of the Houston would wage it to the death.

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