The Truth About Tonkin By Lieutenant Commander Pat Paterson, U.S. Navy February 2008 What really happened in the Gulf of Tonkin on the night of 4 August 1964? Documents released over the past several years have cleared up the picture. How the Japanese Did It By Robert J. Hanyok December 2009 Careful planning and preparations including completely fooling the enemy are the keys to explaining the success of the Pearl Harbor attack. Greatest of All Sea Battles By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired) October 1994 The fight for the Philippines 50 years ago in and around Leyte Gulf involved 300 ships, 200,000 men, snap decisions, and geographic luck. The Coast Guard's World War II Crucible By William H. Thiesen October 2016 Beginning even before America entered the great struggle, the U.S. Coast Guard proved its mettle, time and again, on the global stage. A Duel of Iron By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired) August 2004 Sealed in an armored turret, unable to see out with the gunports closed, men in the Monitor seem frozen, waiting for the battle to begin.