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John Hemphill, Armed Guard, Service Mystery
Posted by Walt Cooley on July 5, 2016, 10:28 pm
My father-in-law served on a troop transport briefly (Jan-Feb 1944) in a convoy to Europe, and his ship took a airplane launched torpedo in the bow. He received shrapnel in the knee and was transported back to the US. He was only on the ship that brief 2-3 week period, then assigned to the west coast and given survivors leave. He still has shrapnel in his knee, but the Navy has no record of that brief assignment. He says th ship was the former President's Line ship "President Tyler." I'm trying to fill in the blanks on this and getting nowhere. Any help would be appreciated.