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Subject: Apprentice Seaman Joseph Jerome Fay, 1944

William Rodman
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Date Posted: 15:12:01 12/09/13 Mon
In reply to: Russ Padden - webmaster 's message, "Catoctin Cruise Book" on 16:46:19 12/10/09 Thu

My wife's great-uncle, Joseph Jerome Fay, died on April 18, 1944 after contracting a streptococcal infection while at boot camp at Sampson.

Would there exist any record (documents, photos, etc.) pertaining to him during his time in training at Sampson.

Also, I learned today that my late father-in-law, John E. Donaldson, also trained at Sampson, and may have been there at the same time as Mr. Fay. A Brooklyn Eagle article from June 25, 1944 noted that John Donaldson was among a number of Brooklynites who were home on leave from Sampson.

John Donaldson (Service # 908-68-22) later served on the USS Hanson (DD-832) in the Pacific following Japan's surrender.

Might there be any record of his training at Sampson? Thanks.

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