By February of 1945, Seaman First Class Joe Chicco had already experienced two years of war in the South Pacific. When his ship, the light cruiser U.S.S. Mobile, left port in California and sailed back into action, Joe was already showing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This time, though, he packed a blank notebook into his duffle and began to keep a journal. This book includes that journal, and chronicles the history of the U.S.S. Mobile, Joseph Chicco's life, and the PTSD that plagued him for more than fifty years after the war.