Sorry for the long silence. I am working on transcribing the history of the South Atlantic Force. Wondering if anyone served in the Armed Guard stationed in Brazil, or at least calling there on occasion. Would be interested in hearing about the relations between US Navy and the locals. Seems that the US presence required a lot of "politics", and not clear that everyone was happy to have the US there. Any other stories about serving in this area would be of interest.
Should have the history completed in another month or so. The first few parts are already on-line at http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/Admin-Hist/146-SouthAtlantic/index.html