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Terri Finch Terri Finch wrote on November 13, 2013 at 12:36 am:
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.
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Robie Sprouse Robie Sprouse wrote on November 12, 2013 at 11:07 pm:
Hello to everyone! So glad to see the new site up and running. It looks great!
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Amy Ertel Amy Ertel wrote on November 12, 2013 at 7:43 pm:
My great uncle was Francis Firsich. We are always seeking information about anyone who knew him.
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Randy Gartner Randy Gartner wrote on November 12, 2013 at 7:39 pm:
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.
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Mary Jo Boylan Mary Jo Boylan wrote on November 12, 2013 at 3:59 am:
Correction to last post---70 years!! Not 60. Wow!
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Mary Jo Boylan Mary Jo Boylan wrote on November 12, 2013 at 3:40 am:
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.
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Michael Bailey Michael Bailey wrote on November 12, 2013 at 12:28 am:
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.
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