Thursday, May 29, 2008

NEWS FROM A FRIEND - PAGE 48

Hi Bill,

Almost forgot about you. Missed you. I was home this time. Sure was dead without you - 7 "shorts" - 1 "long"

PETE

5 comments:

maudie-mae said...

I stumbled across your blog after doing a google search for USS Menges. My daddy was a Carpenter's Mate 3rd Class on that ship. Reading your sidebar information, it makes me sad to think that so much valuable information of our history is being lost due to the aging of our vets. I wish I had spent more time pumping information out of Daddy. Thanks for your blog and even the few mentions of my daddy's ship

Anonymous said...

Happy Veteran's Day. May God bless you and your family.

memoriadei said...

Great blog here. My dad is sleeping in his chair..most of the time. 89 WW2 USNavy Battle of Okinawa. We have a picture of his ship framed on the wall. He remembers the worst battle like it was yesterday. Also, while aboard ship, he and fellow shipmates wrote a poem, which we still have. Honestly, it is a blessing that he can't concentrate enough on the news to see what's become of our country. It breaks my heart that they did so much for things to change to now so quickly. I'm 58 so I remember life not long after the war. God bless you.

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Rich said...

I had the distinct honor of being a guest speaker at a USS PRIDE reunion held in Virginia Beach many years ago. As an active duty Coast Guardsmen (now retired) I was extremely impressed by the camraderie, dedication to shipmates and country, and the sense of selflessness that this crew carried with them through the war and the years afterward. I've served and been aboard many ships...rarely have I seen a group as tight as the former crewmembers of PRIDE. I thanked them for the service then...and I thank them for it now. The foundations of honor, devotion to duty, courage, and mission are still alive and strong in the modern Coast Guard...the legacy of the USS PRIDE still lives on.