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Richard L Boone, S 1/c Armed Guard 1944-1945


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George Gable - George served on the SS Amos G Throop and the SS Battle Mountain, a tanker


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Dave Williams manning the 20 MM - Dave served on the SS Thomas Nelson, SS Topila, SS Absaroka, SS Albert E Watts, SS Mission San Luis Obispo and the SS Esso Camden


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Dave Williams is in the center in the picture below


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Crew of the SS Hawaiian Shipper. Cliff Black is first row, fourth from the left.


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Crew of the SS Ochoco. Maynard Ratcliff is second from right on the front row.


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Gun Crew of the SS William G Fargo


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Fred Westbrook (SS Ring Lardner) and Austin Westbrook, USAAF


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Austin Westbrook, USAAF and Fred Westbrook (SS Ring Lardner)


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Charles E. Washburn, RM 2/C


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Armed Guard Gun Crew with 5" 38 Gun


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Armed Guard Veteran Gerry Greaves of Foster, Rhode Island


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Some of the Armed Guard gun crew on the SS Claymont Victory in early 1944


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Armed Guard Veteran Dewey Capriotti (Center) is congratulated by Retired Major General Rocco Negris (Right) on being awarded the NJ Distinguished Service Medal


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Armed Guard Gunnery Class at Hoffman Island near New York


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Section 45 - U.S. Maritime Service Training Station - Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 26, 1945 (Names available by request)


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U.S. Maratime Service Training Station - Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY


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U.S. Maratime Service Training Station - Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY


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Armed Guard Crew at Treasure Island. Jay Larson is at extreme left in back row


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Jay Larson in 1944


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Jay Larson as a Policeman


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Jay Larson as a State Farm Agent


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Jay Larson retired in 1992


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Armed Guard gun crew practicing with their new five inch gun


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Armed Guards from SS James W Johnston in Port Said, Egypt. Ed Kushner of Malvern, PA standing on left.


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The classic three inch fifty dual purpose gun


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Public toilet in Bari, Italy


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Commander William J. Coakley, Commander of the Brooklyn Navy Armed Guard Center


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Brooklyn Navy Armed Guard Center change of command


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Mr. C. A. Lloyd, Chairman of Armed Guard Vets Association


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Norman Frost Gabrielsen - From his service record: Meritorious Performance of Duty - Performed creditable service as a member of the Armed Guard Crew of a merchant vessel during the battle of Salerno Bay 11 to 17 September 1943. Throughout the six day period during which the ship was subjected to some 35 air attacks, the men of the Navy gun crew gallantly manned their battle stations and set up a sustained and accurate barrage of shellfire which inflicted severe damage on the hostile planes. This entry made in accordance with approved recommendation of Navy Department Board of Decorations and Awards. L.W. Timmins - Officer in Charge


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Gun Crew at Muster on one of Tom Bowerman's Ships


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David Lesesne - Armed Guard


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SS Schednectady crew members - William Mariner holding the puppy


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SS Schenectady crew members Al Velund and William Mariner


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