HEROES: Beached

From Independence, Iowa, on the Wapsipinicon River, Harry Ervin Yarnell went to Annapolis in 1893, and started his career in the U. S. Navy. It was his luck, good or bad, to be assigned to the Orient. He saw the Philippine Insurrection, the Boxer Rebellion, subsequently much of the world from the deck of U. S. warships.

In 1936, active, wiry Harry Yarnell became Commander in Chief of the Asiatic Fleet with the rank of Admiral. He had no hobby but his assignment, of which he made a deep and unremitting study. In his...

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