NO RIGHT TO WIN
A CONTINUING DIALOGUE WITH VETERANS OF
THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY
About the Author...
Ronald W. Russell served 23 years in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve, including a two-year tour as a staff radioman aboard (then) Vice Admiral Thomas H. Moorer’s Seventh Fleet flagship USS Providence (CLG-6) during the 1960s. In his civilian career he was employed as a field operations manager and technical writer for telecommunications companies, retiring in 2001. He retired from the Naval Reserve as a chief warrant officer in 2002.
As a technical writer the author specialized in equipment instructions, methods & procedures policy, project documentation, and training manuals. His first general markets writing exposure was in 2002, in an international magazine focused on vintage radio equipment. To read the Internet version of that article, click here. Since then his naval history articles and book reviews have been published by the U.S. Naval Institute in their Proceedings
and Naval History magazines. Additionally, he is frequently engaged by other military writers as a manuscript editor.
The author’s connection to the Battle of Midway began as a teenager when he became acquainted with a mentor in radio electronics who was a U.S. Navy veteran and a survivor of the USS Yorktown, lost during the battle. That association motivated him toward his own naval career as well as a life-long awareness of and appreciation for the Battle of Midway.
One of the author’s earliest manuscripts was about Midway, and research during its preparation led him to the Battle of Midway Roundtable in 2000. He became its moderator and editor in 2002, placing him in a position to not only absorb, sort, and manage a constant stream of information about the epic battle from first-person sources, but also to aid others in learning about that vital turning point in the Pacific war.
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