Posted by Clarence Rutherford on September 11, 2011, 11:18 pm
while reading someof your replys, which I thoroughly enjoy, I got to reminiscing about some of my trips in the Armed Guard, and wondered if any of you experienced anything similiar?
After boot camp, gunnery school at Little Creek, was assigned to a new Liberty Ship at Baltimore. [The Joyce Kilmer], and was sent to Persia. Returned then to U.S.A.,&, my next trip was to Archangel, Russia,....after passing Murmansk, frozen solid in the White Sea.
Not much fun standing watch while nearly Frozen To Death !
Made three trips across the Atlantic, got leave, & got married, &, sent to Treasure Island.
we were about 5 days in the Pacific when they dropped the bomb!
Our crew thought,...WOW,...The War Is Over!!!,.......but , instead of coming home, I ended up running a fork lift on the Island of Samar at a supply depot. A Big Disappointment!
Was finally discharged Dec. 17, 1945.
Memories,...Memories...of things that are past.
Years fly like birds,....But Memories Last!!!!!!