Wounded by the first explosions at Pearl Harbor, Charles McCandless went on to fight in the most important battles against Imperial Japan in World War II. Shot down over Midway. Crash-landed at Guadalcanal. Did reconnaissance off the shores of Iwo Jima to prep the way for invading marines. His family never knew about any of these experiences until he handed them this private memoir. Through his vivid storytelling and unique perspective, McCandless’ work brings fresh insight and humanity to one of the most consequential military struggles in history.