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To Enzo and Alessandra—remember, reading can magically take you to whole other worlds.

I love you -



I would like to thank my dear friends, Pat Lang and Jan Ewers, for there dedication to reading and editing the story; my stepson, Paul Dubois VI, for researching Naval history; my step granddaughter and her husband, Barbie & Matt Miranda, for their valued suggestions; to Aunt Lorraine Melino for her encouragement and suggestions; as always, to my son and daughter-in-law, Mike & Chris Cignetti, for their encouragement; but most of all to my husband, Paul Dubois, for his ideas, suggestions, and moral support—I love you!

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