The Luck of the Draw: The Memoir of a World War II Submariner: From Savo Island to the Silent Service

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The Luck of the Draw: The Memoir of a World War II Submariner: From Savo Island to the Silent Service - Ruiz, C Kenneth, Captain, and Bruning, John R

A coin flip likely saved the life of Kenneth C. Ruiz. It was August 1942 and he was fresh out of the U.S. Naval Academy. He and a classmate flipped a coin to see who would stand watch on the bridge of their heavy cruiser, the "USS Vincennes," off Savo Island as the Marines were landing on Guadalcanal. Ruiz was on the bridge when the ship took a ...

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