Walter Irvin's Diary

World War I Pharmacist Mate

by Ruby Gwin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/18/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781466952270
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781466952263
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781466952287

About the Book

Irvin’s story captures a penetrating and epic look at a young Texas boy, whose young years were spent on a small farm near Bradshaw, Texas. In a defining decision, he struck out for California in search of a better life. The unsettled abusive home environment seems to have guided Walter away from home. Walter was gifted with an inspiring mind—a person with potential to be. His mother, knowing his difficult stormy life, wanted better for her son and signed for him to enlist in the military. Walter’s diary helps to put a face on the World War I “Battle at Sea” and life of a “Pharmacist Mate.” He served six years and nine months in the navy, sailing with the fair winds of the sea aboard the USS Saranac. During World War I, Walter served on the Saranac during a dangerous mission that kept all ship crew alert on the United States Mine-Squadron One, North Sea, in fog and bad weather, a task never before done in the world. Walter’s enlistment and subsquent struggle will fill one with awe of a young man with a passion of proficiency with a deep love of sports.

About the Author

Ruby Gwin was born and raised in rural Indiana, married and mother of three children. As a history buff, she has penned and copyrighted nine books of which this will be her fourth release. You can visit her at