Rank: First Class
Job duty: Machinist Mate, Main engine control
Highlight of an experience or memory from WWII: My most memorable experience was just after the War. Our ship was outfitted with bunks and sent back to bring home the troops. The day we returned, it was Christmas morning and the captain came over the load-speaker and announced that we were pulling into New York harbor. As we came up on deck on this Christmas morning, the first thing we saw was the Statue of Liberty, and there was not a dry eye on deck.