Lieutenant Commander Richard Lee, Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy , a 1993 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, completed naval flight officer training and was assigned to Patrol Squadron 47 to fly P-3C Orions. After completing seminary school, he became a Navy chaplain in 2006 and served with Destroyer Squadron 50 and Marines at Quantico, Hawaii, and Okinawa. He is currently the regimental chaplain with the 12th Marine Regiment, Camp Hansen, Okinawa.

Commander Peter B. Mersky, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired) , has written 16 books on Navy and Marine Corps aviation, including his seminal history U.S. Marine Corps Aviation 1912–Present (Naval Institute Press, 4th ed., 2009). He would like to thank Ben Kristy, the aviation curator at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and Kara Newcomer, the photo historian at U.S. Marine Corps History Division, for their help in photo research.

Gary Staff worked for Australian airlines as a maintenance engineer and finished his career as a training captain. He has published several books on Germany’s Imperial Navy, including German Battlecruisers of World War One: Their Design, Construction and Operations  (Naval Institute Press, 2014) and Skagerrak: The Battle of Jutland Through German Eyes (Pen and Sword), due out this summer.

Doug Stanton is the author of the bestsellers In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors (Henry Holt, 2003) and Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan (Scribner, 2009). He has traveled extensively as a contributing editor for Esquire , Men’s Journal , and Outside magazines.



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