A film crew traveled to Salem, Virginia to interview Robert Schultz for a segment in the Smithsonian Channel’s series, “Combat Ships,” that surveys warships over the ages. The episode “Top Gun” recounted the terrifying efficacy of the WWII depth charge, and its prime example was the 13-hour depth-charge attack survived by the WWII submarine U.S.S. Tambor. at the bottom of the South China Sea. The program producers discovered the encounter of the Tambor with a Japanese destroyer in the South China Sea narrated in Schultz’s book We Were Pirates, in which the protagonist is Torpedoman Robert Hunt, a former neighbor of Schultz’s in Decorah, Iowa. We Were Pirates recounts Hunt’s experience on 13 consecutive war on the Tambor.