A Sailor's Story

The Life and World War II Experiences of Robert F Schulte

by Robert D Fellows



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/01/0001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781420807608

About the Book

Sinking German U Boats doing convoy duty aboard a battleship in the North Atlantic prior to the start of World War II and ending with Kamikaze attacks while landing troops with an LCI at Leyte Gulf in the Philippines covers the scope of this book.  Included in between are the bombardment of Makin Island, Tarawa, Majuro, New Guinea and the invasion of the Aleutians early in the war.  Landings at Mariveles Bay, Mindanao, and Ormoc Bay are also included.  The book begins with a nostalgic look at growing up in a medium size mid western city that brings back a lot of memories to Baby Boomers and ends with everybody’s idea of the ideal retirement.

About the Author

Robot Fellows was born at the beginning of World War II and grew up when defending our country was still considered an honorable profession.  The military was held in high esteem as portrayed in the John Wayne type movies such as “Sands of Iwo Jima”.  This kindled an interest in World War II history which has become a life long search for information.  Having an uncle, Bud Schulte, featured in this book, whose life covered many World War II Battles, fueled his desire to complete this book to document those experiences as well as honor his Uncle, who spent the war as a Chief Boatswains Mate in the navy.