After Pearl Harbor, Seaman Young was assigned to the U.S.S. Honolulu and served in the Guadalcanal and New Georgia campaigns. Later, commissioned in the Naval Reserve, he returned to action in the Korean War. Today he lives in Boston, writes military features for the Boston Globe, and is associated with a book publishing company. His memoir was originally published in Proceedings, the monthly magazine of the United States Naval Institute, and appears here by permission.