28 Months of Heaven and Hell

J.D. Karns' historical novel is based on the actual journal

kept by Carl Lee Young while he served in the U.S. Navy during

WWII aboard the escort vessel DE-416 USS Melvin R.

Nawman. Karns has brilliantly woven Carl’s journal entries

together with fiction to create an entertaining, breathtaking,

and highly factual account of the war from a sailor's

point of view.

Experience everything from the great typhoon of 1944 to

Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and from the atom bomb to the

signing of the treaty that ended the Second World War. It is

an emotional roller coaster ride between the onboard

action and the family back home. The realism of not only

the war but also the era has been captured with expertise.

In real life Carl's younger brother, Charles, longed to hear

his big brother's WWII story. When Carl returned from the war

he promised his little brother that someday he would tell him

all about it. That day came recently when Charles began

receiving journal entries from Carl via emails, totaling 168.

Both Carl and Charles are excited to have their story turned

into a historic novel. Both brothers are still living; they share

the dream of holding a published copy of Carl's story in their

hands before being called to Heaven. Carl resides in

Arizona, and Charles resides in Florida. Both are still happily

married and, through emails and phone calls, enjoy keeping

each other informed of their day-to-day lives.
147 printed pages


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