Sara: A Hero's Story
Gerald L. Guy
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"SARA: A Hero's Story" chronicles the Pacific War, as it was waged by the crew of the U.S.S. Saratoga CV-3, one of three American aircraft carriers that was not destroyed in the bombing of Pearl Harbor. While the events are historical in content, the exploits were gleaned from the memoirs of several dozen Saratoga veterans, including the author's father, Ralph G. Guy. The novel is a tribute to the sacrifices of those men, who fought valiantly against insurmountable odds to turn back the Japanese aggressors. While the men prevailed, in the end it was the ship that was the true hero, even after being ravaged by five Kamikazes and countless bombs off the shores of Iwo Jima in 1945. Her ability to stay afloat due to the heroic efforts of the crew should live in infamy.
This novel, in part, is a tribute to their sacrifice.