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About 8 years ago..

December 02, 2018 05:24PM
I approached a fella in a Cracker Barrell here in Jacksonville, wearing a CV-5 ball cap. Turned out he was the official photographer of the USS Yorktown during the Battle Of Midway. He took me and my boys to his car and showed us several albums of original photos taken during the battle. MANY I had seen before but many I had not. Some of the ones that I have seen in several books, he described gory details found in a couple that a casual glance will not pick up....Like remains of gunners by a gun tub (I always thought it was just debris of the ship) He spent 45 minutes with me and my boys. I sent him a thank you note and he replied with copies of more photos signed by him. Bill Roy was his name. He passed away a few years ago.

  RIP George HW Bush

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  I have a 1/48 model of his TBF Avenger.

Ramgator27December 01, 2018 01:57PM

  my uncle served on the San Jacinto with him......

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  I find it rather frightening...

Ramgator25December 02, 2018 04:11PM

  I'm sure you have done this...

JamesJM25December 02, 2018 04:32PM

  About 8 years ago..

Ramgator23December 02, 2018 05:24PM

  Working for the City Of Jacksonville Fire Dept.....

Ramgator22December 02, 2018 05:29PM

  Over the years, I have been asked, "What do I like best about my job??"

Ramgator26December 02, 2018 05:32PM

  Photo of Babe Ruth and George Bush

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