- Contact Ralph at firstname.lastname@example.org
- West Salisbury, CT
E-mail originally sent to Doc on July 30, 2010:
I am so glad it worked out for you. This is something I forgot about (Doc: 1944 ship’s muster list will be added later). I have no idea how it survived from the day I left my barracks to go on board the Mazama to today.
When I left the ship I did not leave on my own as I was hurt at the time we were torpedoed in January, 1945. By the time we arrived in San Francisco in April, I was in a lot of pain in my left leg and they sent me to the Naval Hospital on Treasure Island, CA. I was eventually shipped to New York to the hospital at Brooklyn Naval Yard and then to St. Albans Naval Hospital on Long Island, NY where I spent the next 18 months. My sea bag with all my belongings finally caught up with me at St. Albans and among my stuff was this form. I guess I took it (muster list) home at one point and here it is a survivor.
Some how or other I also have a piece of the Japanese submarine that made it in the same sea bag so the shipmate who packed my gear and shipped it off to me was a good guy.
If I can be of any further help just let me know. At 84 I am slowing down a bit and not able to get around like I want to.