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William Ashe was a man who saw what needed to be done and gave 100 percent effort to do it. Cooke discusses his life in politics before the Civil War and his assignment as Assistant Quartermaster in charge of all rail transportation east of the Mississippi during the war.
Cooke recounts the wartime experiences of Henry Murphy of Burgaw, a carrier pilot aboard the USS Enterprise in the South Pacific during World War II. Murphy was flying an Avenger torpedo plane along with his two-man crew during a major two-day attack on Formosa on October 12, 1944, when his plane was shot down killing all three men.