“Radioman is the best written biography of a WWII career I've ever read. This book will cement the bonds between any reader and ‘the Greatest Generation’.”—Mal Middlesworth, National President, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Inc.
“Radioman is truly an engrossing and well-spun narrative. Hipperson retains Daves’ fresh, youthful voice in a story that balances his colorful attention to detail with his broader perceptions. For those of us who have never experienced war first-hand, it is a compelling, action-filled story that moves quickly, while offering a rich array of interpretive notes and timelines for great reflection and substance.”— Marsha Rooney, Curator of History, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
"From battle to battle, Radioman recounts a survivor's tale that must not be forgotten. Insights, memories, and most importantly--lessons. Never forget."--Vice Admiral John G. Morgan, Jr., United States Navy, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information, Plans, and Strategy
“Fate put Ray Daves in the middle of several defining moments in United States military history. In Carol Edgemon Hipperson’s book we learn of the sights, the sounds and even smells that Daves experienced during his 6 years, 4 months, 17 days, sixteen hours, and forty-two seconds in the US Navy. Memories brought to life again in Hipperson’s Radioman.”—Tim Schurtter, Program Officer, Veterans History Project, Library of Congress
“Fate placed WWII sailor Ray Daves in a rare spectrum of naval service. In addition to witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor, he saw service on a destroyer, submarine, cruiser, aircraft carrier, including the Battles of Coral Sea and Midway, and eventually aviation duties in Alaska. Truly not the usual war experiences of a member of his generation.”—Jack A. Green, Public Affairs Officer, Naval Historical Center