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Subject: My Grandfather


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Eric McCoy
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Date Posted: 20:15:52 06/09/08 Mon
In reply to: Marilyn Mauldin 's message, "USS AUBURN AGC-10 593rd JASCO" on 12:25:43 06/10/06 Sat

I just found out tonight, through my aunt, that my grandfather was on the Auburn and was at Iwo Jima. He also was a radioman (third class). His name was Eugene (Gene) Smeal. He was 32 when he enlisted, so he said a lot of the younger guys called him "Pap" or "Pappy". I do not know where he trained or anything else. He never liked to talk much about the war and passed away in 1983. I have one of his uniforms and a copy of a picture of him in his uniform. If this book may have a picture of him, or if you have any other copies of any pictures that could have him, I would like to see something. We have next to no pictures of him as they seemed to have disappeared to another family member who passed away.

Sorry for the lengthy e-mail.

Eric McCoy - Grandson of Eugene Smeal

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My father was a cook on the AuburnNeil Dallas11:28:48 06/28/08 Sat
Forgot to mention my dad's name...Neil Dallas11:33:03 06/28/08 Sat


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