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At the Closing of a Day: The Diary of Sgt. Merle Alan Fisher Company B, 1st Amphibious Tractor Battalion, 1st Marine Division 19421944
Edited by Gary A. Fisher
While serving his country in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II, Merle Alan Fisher kept a meticulous account of his days, from his departure from the Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia to the brutality of D-Day at Peleliu Island. At the Closing of a Day is the resulting document, showing the whole life of the ordinary serviceman, not only the horrors of battle but the pleasures of being on leave in Australia and receiving packages from home. A perfect companion piece to Richard Tregaskiss Guadalcanal Diary, Fishers chronicle is an invaluable piece of history and a resource for anyone wanting to know more about the humble heroes of the Greatest Generation.About the Author
Gary A. Fisher served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1970, as well as in the Navy and Army Reserves, and is a member of the American Legion, and a supporter of the World War II Memorial Society, and the U.S. Navy Memorial Fund. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he has one daughter, Tanya and currently resides with his wife Kathryn in Richland, Washington. He inherited his cousin Merles diary in 1985, and is publishing it to commemorate his service and sacrifice for the United States.(2010, paperback, 186 pages)