My grand-father passed on the Rohna...Tilden Dale Jenkins from Helena, AL
My dad\'s dad, Jake Shimp AI-826-A, was a survivor however passed away July 1999. He told us he was floating for 6 hours and couldn\'t swim :) So blessed he survived or I would not be here today as I wasn\'t born until 1979. Thank you for all this work maintaining the history :)
My Uncle Thomas Olin Tyner was on the ship.. His mother, My Grandmother and the rest of his family died Never knowing what happened to him,
Veterans Day always brings up memories of my father Paul Gartner, a survivor of the Rhona sinking. My dad was from Wyomissing, PA and passed away in 1989. Although my dad was born in Germany he was a true American through and through. He love this country and taught my brothers and I true American Patriotism. I am very proud of his service to our country and awed by the dedication and sacrifice by those who serve and have serve our country in the military. The website is a great tribute to those who were lost and those that survived this tragedy. Thanks to all involved in creating and maintaining the website.
My father Chuck Finch was a Rohna survivor. He wrote and researched extensively on the subject for 50+ years. We never had a conversation that did not eventually get around to the Rohna disaster, and the memories haunted him until the day he died.
Thank you for creating this site. It will honor these men who sacrificed so much. I look forward to visiting it often in the weeks and months ahead.
Hello to everyone! So glad to see the new site up and running. It looks great!
My great uncle was Francis Firsich. We are always seeking information about anyone who knew him.
My uncle Paul Gartner was on the ship and survived the sinking.He was in a medical unit and eventually made it to Burma and China surviving the war.He told me the story of the sinking when I was 16.I am now 61.
Correction to last post---70 years!! Not 60. Wow!
This Veteren\'s Day I am thinking of my Father, Raymond Boylan, and realized the 60th anniversary of that tragedy was upon us shortly. Like most WWII vets my father spoke minimally of his service years, but once contacted for a reunion of Rhona Survivors he shared with us the incredible story of the night he passed in the Mediterranean Sea. So tonight my heart is full remembering him, the survivors, rescuers, and the souls lost. This web site is a wonderful tribute. Thank you for creating it to keep the story intact for grand and great grandchildren of these men.
I just wanted to say happy Veteran\'s Day to everyone. Thank you for serving our country, and I salute both those who have passed, and those who are still living. My grandfather, Clarence Joseph Bailey, was among the American survivors of the HMT Rohna tragedy. He passed away in 2008, but his memory alone is a wonderful memorial to all those who fought by his side. I am proud be the grandson of one of the many military heroes who have served.