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Subject: SUVIVORS USS WALKE (DD-723) 6 JAN 1945


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DR. SHERWOOD SARLES
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Date Posted: 19:25:52 09/13/06 Wed

I WAS BOW HOOK ON WHALEBOAT THAT RESCUED 3 MEN AT NIGHT AND TOOK THEM TO USS MINNEAPOLIS CA 36 ON 6 DEC 1945 WHEN WALKE WAS HIT BY SUICIDE PLANES IN LINGAYEN GULF. (SEAS WERE VERY HEAVY) I JUST RETURNED FROM REUNION SAMPSON NAVL BASE LOOKING FOR INFO REGARDS THESE 3 MEN OR ANYONE WHO WAS ABOARD WALKE ON THAT DATE. I SAW THEM IN SICK BAY FOLLOWING DAY. I ALSO WAS ON WORKING PARTY FOR BURIAL AT SEA FOLLOWING DAYS FOR WALKE SAILORS WHO DID NOT SURVIVE.I TOOK MY BOOTS AT SAMPSON JUNE, JULY 1943 AND SERVED ON USS MINNEAPOLIS 43- DEC45
GOT GED ON BOARD,LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE AND UB BUFFALO, MED SCHOOL NY CITY. RETIRED 1990. FOTUNATELY IN GOOD HEALTH. DOUNHILL SKIER EVERY WINTER.ACTIVE IN NAVY AND MARINE VET ASSOCIATION WESTERN NY. PATIENT BUFFALO VETERANS HOSPITAL (WHEN I NEED IT )RATED BEST VET HOSPPITAL IN USA.I AM YOUNGEST OF 4 BROTHERS ALL RETIRED PHYSICIANS (DPM)

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