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Friday, April 13, 2012

COMMENDABLE AND EXPENDABLE

To the World War II media, the PT boat was a dashing, mysterious surface warrior, as glorified in the 1945 MGM movie "They Were Expendable."  The film dramatized the 1942 rescue by Lt. John D. Burlkeley's PT boat squadron of General MacArthur and his staff from the Philippines.


After reading some journals, news reports and some books on this subject my question prior to this article is: Did the media do justice to the PT's legacy as a small combatant?"


THEY WERE COMMENDABLE














After reading some journals, news reports and some books on
this subject my question prior to this article is: “Did the media do
justice to the PT’s legacy as a small combatant?”