Many people were coerced or forced to take the A PT boat was a motor boat equipped with torpedoes used by the Navy during WWII. They were small, fast, and inexpensive to build. 97 year-old WWII Navy Veteran Arthur Frongello shares his story as a crewmember on a PT boat patrolling the Mediterranean. The response of his fellow crew members to a Dear John letter that Arthur received will make you smile. The story of his French sweetheart Simone will touch your heart.