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Fred Borgmann
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Here is a late update. Everett D. Johnson was a Y3c on the USS Argonne 12/7/41 during the Pearl Harbor attack. His SN is 321-37-51 . He enlisted 8/24/40 .

Kurt

Further thoughts Kurt, The USS Argonne was in the Pacific for the entire Second World War as a repair and supply type ship and only earned one battle star for the Pearl Harbor attack. Johnson probably only served on that ship during that time period. If he signed on in 1940 that means he got his good conduct medal for only 2 years, is that possible ?

Thanks, Fred

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A GCM to Vincent Bernard Bridger. If some forum members could provide me with a little data on this Sailor, I'd appreciate it. :rolleyes:

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Further thoughts Kurt, The USS Argonne was in the Pacific for the entire Second World War as a repair and supply type ship and only earned one battle star for the Pearl Harbor attack. Johnson probably only served on that ship during that time period. If he signed on in 1940 that means he got his good conduct medal for only 2 years, is that possible ?

Thanks, Fred

 

My Bad

 

He boarded the Argonne in 1940

 

His enlistment date was 12/13/39

 

Kurt

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A GCM to Vincent Bernard Bridger. If some forum members could provide me with a little data on this Sailor, I'd appreciate it. :rolleyes:

 

 

Cant help you with him. He is not on the Pearl Habor ships muster rolls.

 

Kurt

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Raymond Hall's GCM. NPRC wasn't able to provide me with any information on this sailor, so if anyone can find any info, I would appreciate it!

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the enlisment bar only has his name engrave on the reverse. Not as fancy as many of the onse shown previously, but I still love it. The year 1938 is engraved on the front of the bar. Because that date is so close to WWII, I can't help but wonder if he served throughout the war, perhaps being eligible for a second hitch bar. Thanks for looking,

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I will probably do a thread on this GCM later on, but it needs to be on this thread too. This medal is part of a large grouping.

 

GCM to the Submarine S-38 dated 1928 . The recipient of this medal was present 12/7/41 at Pearl Harbor on a different sub, the USS Narwhal . He served on the Narwhal during her first two patrols. He received a commendation letter for the 2nd patrol.

 

The bars are dated and both have his name engraved on the reverse.

 

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According to St. Louis the records could not be found, i.e. misfiled, misplaced etc. The second award bar is dated 1929.

 

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Here is an example to a NAP.

 

 

I see that you received the group that I "found" for you...

Very nice.

A.

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Here is an example to a NAP.

 

Kurt,

Since we're friends, I can hit you "tit for tat".

GCM to NAP #31. Member of Class # 1 in 1920 and classmate of Floyd Bennett.

A.

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Kurt,

Since we're friends, I can hit you "tit for tat".

GCM to NAP #31. Member of Class # 1 in 1920 and classmate of Floyd Bennett.

A.

 

 

Very Nice!

 

Did you hide it from me the last time I visited? LOL

 

Kurt

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Very Nice!

 

Did you hide it from me the last time I visited? LOL

 

Kurt

 

I put it in the bank for safekeeping while you were in town...

A.

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Sorry, this one does not compare to the great old ones but it is a navy gcm and it is mine.

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Here is one of my best item what I got and would like to share you guys as well. Navy GCM is nothing rare but I am more then happy to have all the extra information behind this award and how/where it was earned!

 

 

Petty Officer 2nd Class Louis John Albert

 

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Louis John Albert was son of Giovanni Oberti (John Louis Albert) and Maria Asuncion Antonia Sanchez Sanchez. He was born in Santa Clara, California 4 Feb 1925. He grew up in San Francisco with his older brother George John Albert (Joseph Oberti) and older sister Rose Albert (Oberti). His father Giovanni illegally changed the family name in the 1920s.

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Louis (Louie) Albert joined the U. S. Navy about 10 Jan 1943 and was sent to Station Farragut, Idaho for basic training, which lasted until 19 May 1943. He was then sent to Camp Shoemaker and then to Honolulu, Hawaii. He was next sent to Australia. Louie served as a member of the relief crew of the submarine S-28 (USS S-28 (SS-133) failed to surface during training exercises with the USCGC Reliance (WPC-150) off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 4 July 1944). The S-28 is credited with sinking one ship for a total tonnage of 1,368 Tons.

 

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S-28 (USS S-28 (SS-133)

 

Louie was also a member of the relief crew on the R rated boat USS Scamp. During the Philippine Campaign the Scamp sunk 2 merchant ships, 4 large sandpans, 3 small sandpans (with U.S.S. Scamp is credited with sinking 5 ships for a total tonnage of 34,108 tons.

 

Note: USS Scamp (SS-277) was probably sunk by a Japanese patrol vessel off Tokyo Bay, Japan, 11 November 1944.

 

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U.S.S. Scamp

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Louie next served on the Submarine Tender USS Orion (commissioned 09/30/43 decom. 09/03/93) with the 10th Sub Squadron.

 

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Submarine Tender USS Orion

 

He also served with the 72nd Task Force on the Escort Carrier USS Bogue CVE 9 (commissioned 15 Jan 1942). Louie's next assignment was attendance at Amphibious Assault School, where he earned the Amphibious Assault patce.

 

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Escort Aircraft Carrier USS Bogue CVE 9, 72nd Task Force

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