Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sunk Twice and Still Going-- Part 3

His family was very happy to find he was coming home a month later.  He spent time in a military "rest area" in the Pocono Mountains before returning to duty.

He served on ships for the rest of the war, but his days of being torpedoed, fortunately, were over.

In Brooklyn, he was assigned to the SS George W. Barnes, an oil tanker.  he also made several trips to North Africa bringing troops for the invasions of Sicily and Italy.  he also sailed through the Mediterranean and saw preparations for the Normandy Invasion.  After Germany's surrender, he helped ferry troops across the Pacific Ocean.  During the war, he was on six continents, all but Antarctica.

Quite a Story.  --GreGen

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