Mr. Sparks is the former owner of The Petroleum Engineer Publishing Company. He writes from Dallas, Texas.

Articles by Baxter Abbott Sparks

Above and bottom: Sallie Artman; below: U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Water Ballet Off Iwo Jima

By Baxter Abbott Sparks
February 2008
Before the Marines landed, Navy Underwater Demolition Team frogmen swam close to Iwo Jima's shore in a daring daylight reconnaissance.