CDR Al Grove was the Assistant Communications-Intelligence Officer on the Asiatic Fleet Staff in Manila when the Japanese attacked in December 1941. Repeatedly, the Staff warned all who would listen of the impending attack, to no avail. In the ensuing months, he served on Corregidor Island and then on Cebu before the Japanese overwhelmed the defending forces. The biography describes these events and the months of horrific treatment as a prisoner of war. Heroes all.