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Subject: LST 998-Where are you Sparky?


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Ted Bremer
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Date Posted: 17:03:58 09/14/02 Sat

I was Electrician's mate aboard LST 998, We carried an LCT on our main deck and launched it somewhere in the Pacific. I don't remember the number of the LCT, that was a lot of years ago. My best buddy on the LCT I only know as "Sparky". He was the double duty electrician and
pecker-checker. We became best friends cause he had the keys to the medical supplies on the LST (always a good place to get a drink at sea).
Also, our crew had stolen an upright piano in Norfolk, which was sheltered under a tarp under the LCT stern anchor. Sparky had been an entertainer at Atlantic City, played piano and taught me guitar. We went ashore in Iloilo in the Phillipines and Sparky's piano piano playing got
us an afternoon's free drinks from Mother Gin Sling in the Silver Dollar Cafe. It was just like the old west saloons we have seen on TV's Gunsmoke.
Where is Sparky today?
Any way I can reach him?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Ted (Red) Bremer

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