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The WWII Memoirs of
Eugene E. Eaton
(1922-1992)

On 7 December 1941, the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. As a result young American men flocked to the Armed Services.
My Father was one of them. He chose the Navy.
Included here are the letters he wrote home from basic training and A-school and his journal depicting life on a minesweeper that saw action in the Battle for Leyte Bay.
Also included is general info on his two subsequent assignments and photos  with a brief history for each ship he served on.
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Dear Mom and Dad
 Letters home from Navy boot camp in Idaho

USS Velocity
A personal journal of life aboard a minesweeper

Velocity Crew Roster
 1st year anniversary crew list

The Three Ships
Brief account about each ship and their final fates.
 
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Future info to be added: A WWII Romance: Mother's Story About How They Met,  & some biographical details.
Further personal details or added crew info for USS Velocity or any ship mentioned here is most welcome. 

Please send such info or comments to:
velocitywarlog@yahoo.com

 

 
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