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When World War II broke out Nels Quam was 49 years old. He had served in the military in World War I and now again wondered what he could do for his adopted country. He was too old for the...
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From an Interview Of Aaron Weinstein and Jeff Sparks by Adrienne Moore – Public Relations Department, American Red Cross Part one Jeff Sparks stood beside his cabin-mate, Jack Harrigan, on the promenade deck, and watched the battle of bombers and...
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One crewman, Harrell Jones of the Pioneer, remembered by many survivors for his bravery, was affectionately labeled “the red-headed sailor.” Jones left his gunnery position to get in the water with a rope tied around his waist and fastened to...
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The following story was written by Marvin Marx, survivor (deceased) and was donated by his son Michael Marx. THE REAL THING Written by Marvin A. Marx 26th Fighter Squadron 5th Fighter Group CACW 14th Air Force On the second day...
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Thanks to Charles J. Williams of Orina, California for sharing his experience in the ROHNA sinking. Charles has recently found the ROHNA Survivors Memorial Association via this web site and would be very happy to hear from his old buddies....
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Thanks to Andy Fetsko for contributing the following story of his experience with the 31st Signal Heavy Construction Bn. and the Rohna. Andy’s story has been edited slightly. . . . I entered the U.S. Army Signal Corps at Camp...
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Thanks to Philip Morgan, who was on board the Rohna with the 44th Portable Surgical Hospital, for sharing a few memories. Phil has just recently “found” the RSMA through a series of chance happenings, including a newspaper article, Carlton Jackson’s...
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Bellomy Story Clyde L. Bellomy, GM1C U.S.S. PIONEER Our thanks go to Clyde Bellomy who shares his own audio taped story of his experience as a member of the Pioneer Crew. We are pleased to include this manuscript of the...
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Contributed by George Straty, AACS, Survivor I want to tell you about Jack Sparacio. We were down in the bowels of the ship. Joe Confer could probably tell you exactly where. Some of the guys were crowding the few portholes...
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