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William Bradford Huie, joined the U.S. Navy in 1943. He was commission as a public relations officer in the little-known Civil Designer Corps' Construction Battalions---- the Seabees. The list below year he posted "Could Do!", an account of their landing with the Marines at Guadalcanal and Wake Island, Sicily and Salerno. This book is a follow up to "Could Do!" and continues the saga of the fight trained noncombatant plumbing technicians, contractors, heavy tools drivers, wharf home builders, and civil designers that served in the U.S. Navy construction battalions. The story begins with Iwo Jima when the Seabees endured focused opponent fire to rig drifting embankments, blow up trashed landing craft, and to construct the desperately required airstrips while under opponent fire. Huie likewise describes the Seabees on D-Day at Omaha Coastline, where they manned fifteen hundred vehicles throughout the first wave of landings at Normandy. He provides the specifics of the creation and testing of various pier-heads, drifting steel bridges, and "Rhino" ferries. He likewise tells colorful stories of moon-shining, brawling, and carousing together with caring stories of the kids in the detainee of battle camps.