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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. J. Jernigan Narrator: Kent Cassella Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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E. J. Jernigan’s memoir offers listeners a fascinating glimpse of life as an enlisted man aboard the USS Saufley, one of the most highly decorated destroyers of World War II. It is a rarely told story of the sailors who fought the war from boiler rooms, after-steering spaces, radio shacks, and other gritty places that keep a warship going. For the author, it was a world of strong emotions and quick reactions, where men had to adapt and grow if they were to survive.

With its colorful view of what went on below decks, Tin Can Man has made a lasting contribution to World War II literature since its publication in 1993. It appeals to veterans, historians, and naval enthusiasts alike looking for an honest account of what happened.

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  • “While most naval combat books seem to be written by commanding officers of ships or by naval officers who share their tactical prowess, Tin Can Man is written from the enlisted man’s point of view…Jernigan’s account of his wartime service on board the destroyer USS Saufley is realistic and his descriptions accurate. His portrayal of everyday life aboard and the battle actions of the Saufley, which was one of the most decorated ships in the US Navy during World War II, plus his own naval background make this book fascinating to read. Highly recommended.”

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About the Author

E. J. Jernigan joined the Navy in 1940 at age seventeen, served in a battleship in the Atlantic, and was reassigned to the USS Saufley in the Pacific in August 1942. After the war, he settled in Chester, Virginia, raised a family, and wrote two more books.