i am trying to find the name of a book.?

World War 2 fiction.

A boy joined the navy when he was either 17 or had just turned 18 went to boot camp at camp Farragut naval station in Idaho. I believe while in boot camp some one got shot but not sure.

Went to electrician’s mate “A” school where a friend of his married a hooker. They tried to tell the friend once a hooker always hooker.

Served on a ship in the pacific, received liberty on Mog Mog Island. His division mates made a batch of bath tub gin. On Mog Mog they received 2 beer chits and 2 soda chits since he look so young he was tasked to trade the beer chits. He told the people that he was trading with that he promised his mother that he would not drink. After his division was drunk as well as the other liberty goers there was a big fight.

He was transferred to another ship that got hit and was sent to San Francisco to dry dock. While there he stopped a Gunners mate from shooting a bar with the deck guns because he was tuned down by a bar girl.

After dry dock they got under way for the Aleutian Islands in Alaska where a ship mate got frost bite and the kid was telling then that they always used bear grease to save the hand. Having no bear grease they use bacon grease and do end up saving the hand/fingers/toes (not sure which)

The ship heads back to the south pacific where again they get liberty on Mog Mog Island the petty officer passing out the beer & soda chits remembers him and asks if there is going to be any trouble like last time, also slides him extra chits telling him it was the most sun he had in a long time

At the end of the war they are able to break light security and smoke out on deck. His ship also pulls into Tokyo Bay for the signing of surrender.

After he is discharged he goes home and from town he gets a ride to his house from the mailman. And the last sentence I believe is: ma set another plate for dinner the kid is home.

Please any help with the title or author would be a big help thanks

2 Answers

  • P3
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Possibly "Continue Laughing" by Carl Reiner:

    At its best, this wisecracking coming-of-age novel, a sequel to Enter Laughing, sparkles with the outrageous comedy and touching charm of the movies Reiner has directed (The Jerk; Where's Poppa? et al.). Cagey, raw, 19-year-old aspiring actor David Kokolovitz quits his upstate New York job as a sewing machine delivery boy, bids farewell to his Bronx girlfriend (whose middle-aged mother nearly seduces him) and joins a Shakespearean repertory company touring the Deep South of the early 1940s. An intrepid "Jew from the North" in "the land of the Gentiles. Catholics, blondes, and crucifixes everywhere," David falls in love with fellow trouper Mary Deare Prueitt, a kittenish Southern belle who's pregnant by a man she doesn't love. Posing as her husband, David helps Mary Deare obtain an illegal abortion and also meets her obnoxious father, an Alabama senator who admires Hitler. The first half of the novel is ribald, high-spirited, shot through with priceless moments. But when Reiner moves on to David's tour of duty as an Army private and comic actor cheering American troops from Oahu to Iwo Jima, the narrative turns plodding and-given the novel's apparent semi-autobiographical nature-self-indulgent.


  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    A Few Drops Out of The Sea

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