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John Wukovits

Biography

John Wukovits

John Wukovits is the author of PACIFIC ALAMO and DEVOTION TO DUTY. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, including The Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune. He lives in Trenton, Michigan.

John Wukovits

Books by John Wukovits

by John Wukovits - History, Nonfiction

On October 25, 1944, the Samuel B. Roberts, along with the other 12 vessels comprising its unit, stood between Japan's largest battleship force ever sent to sea and MacArthur’s transports inside Leyte Gulf. Of 563 destroyers constructed during World War II, the Samuel B. Roberts was the only one sunk, going down with guns blazing. The men who survived faced a horrifying three-day nightmare in the sea, where they battled a lack of food and water, scorching sun and numbing nighttime cold, and nature’s most feared adversary --- sharks.