In 2009, a Chief Petty Officer while serving at the Joint Analysis Center (JAC) Molesworth noticed an older man standing outside the Base Exchange at RAF Lakenheath with the distinctive belt buckle of a Navy Chief. He went up to the man and addressed him as “Chief.” The surprised man said it had been many, many years since anyone had called him that. Continue reading “Remembering RMC Joseph Pearson, WWII and Korean War Veteran”
The internet has also proved helpful in piecing together Dad’s various transit trips across the Pacific. His first troopship experience occurred on the maiden voyage of the GENERAL HARRY TAYLOR (AP-15) for transportation to Milne Bay, New Guinea, loaded with replacement troops.
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The following short narrative written by Dad that was discovered in his papers shortly after his death and describes what he did during the war in his words:
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My father, ElmerJ Schlueter USNR (CT1c) (1920-2002), served with the Naval Security Group (Office of Naval Communications) from 1942 to 1952. He was an IBM tabulating machine operator in the GS “IBM machine” section. Continue reading “Just a Clerk in the Navy (Part 1 of 3) (Guest Post) By Jim Schlueter”
Warren Edward Hersey was born on October 14, 1942 to Mr. and Mrs Warren O. Hersey in Stoneham Massachusetts. On April 4 1961, at the age of 18, he enlisted in the navy.
At the age of 24, CT1 Hersey along with 33 other men was killed on June 8, 1967 while serving on the USS LIBERTY (AGTR 5).
Today, he and his family would have celebrated his 74th birthday.
On August 21, 2017, Petty Officer Second Class, Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr., USN, died while serving his country aboard the USS John S. McCain. The ship was en route Changi, Singapore when it struck merchant ship near the Straits of Malacca.
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