Author: Howard A. Ellis
I can’t help wondering if any of your readers remember this ship which meant so much to those of us who sailed aboard her to various ports in war theaters. The former S.S. Manhattan in 1941 shortly after her conversion to U.S.S. Wakefield (AP21) and service as a World War II Troopship voyaging from USA to Great Britain and back.
Ann Margaret and Her Gentlemen!
Submitted by Dr Jim Kirby
Richard, (my husband), never really talked a lot about his time in Viet Nam other than he had been shot by a sniper. However, he had a rather grainy, 8 x 10 black and white photo he had taken at a USO show of Ann Margaret with Bob Hope in the background. That was one of his treasures.
Photograph: President Harry S. Truman (foreground, left) awards the Distinguished Service Medal (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster) to General Carl Spaatz, United States Air Force (foreground, center). Left to right: Mrs. Spaatz and family, Secretary of the Air Force Stuart Symington, Admiral William D. Leahy, General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, and General Omar N. Bradley. All others are unidentified.
Robertson Bruce Graham
A WWII Remembrance - Part IV