John Racoosin is the author of Combat Engineer, his first work. He is a transplanted westerner to the Virginia Peninsula, where he lives with his wife, Juliet and a hound dog, near his adult son and daughter. A retired Navy frogman and civil servant, John only belatedly felt compelled to write of his grandfather, the subject of his book. While family lore surrounding the gentlemanly patriarch hinted at the depth of his significance, only five years’ research revealed the full story of one of America’s unsung World War II heroes.