Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Right before the holiday, I learned about a new book that has details on the Battle of the Kula Gulf and the fate of the USS Helena. The best thing about this though, is that the author also researched the fate of Strong and has covered this in the book. An email buddy, a man who survived the sinking of Helena and was present in the gulf the night Strong went down sent me an email about this new book. For kicks and giggles, here's the Amazon.com link for you:http://www.amazon.com/Sunk-Kula-Gulf-Incredible-Survivors/dp/1597978396/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353705259&sr=1-3&keywords=john+j.+domagalski
The title of the book is Sunk in Kula Gulf by John J. Domagalski. I've included the book on the Navy Links and Research page with the ISBN for you to locate the book for yourself. I purchased a copy, and am still waiting for it to come, but I also found contact information for Mr. Domagalski. Since I get a kick out of locating people who will be awesome resources, I sent him an email and he was kind enough to respond. After the holidays there may be an opportunity for him to share information with me regarding his research on Strong at the National Archives. Since it's difficult for me to get to D.C. any time soon, anything I can learn from someone who has been there will be so helpful.
After I get the book, I plan to post a review, especially if he's found any really interesting stuff that I have not seen or shared before. I look forward to getting my hands on it any day now!