About The Author
Joe Riley is a retired dentist\oral surgeon who has written several articles for professional magazines.  His book publications include two biographies. Although he is not a U.S. Navy veteran, he did serve in World War II as an Army Medic and during the Korean War as an Oral Surgeon in the United States Air Force. 

His interest in writing the story of the USS Underhill was inspired by his friend Donald Kruse, a survivor of the sunken ship when Don asked the author to type a list of the Underhill casualties for a memorial plaque.  In preparation for writing The Last Convoy it has been a great honor and an inspiration for Joe to become acquainted with the Underhill survivors and their families. A native of Cohoes, New York, the author lived in Troy,  NY, then Albany, NY, Saratoga Springs, NY and now again in Albany.


This book is dedicated to all American sailors.
"I will put in my poems that with you
is heroism upon land and sea,
And I will report all heroism from an
American point of view."
Walt Whitman
Starting from Paumanok

How To Order This Book

Cost: $23.00 (includes shipping)
Send a check to:
Don Kruse
6 Westview Road
Troy, NY 12182

Phone: 518-235-7976


The Last Convoy