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Veterans of other wars remember time on the USS Dade

One of the things I like about writing for the web is your story never really goes out of print.  Years later as people search a subject they can stumble across your story and send you another piece of information.

About five years ago I wrote about the reunion of sailors who fought on the USS Dade during World War 2.  There were only 8 living members at the time. 

"I went to Vietnam in August 1965.  Was on your ship (APA-99) as the Hawaiian Retailer. 

We left Port of Long Beach, CA and arrived in Quin Nhon, Vietnam a month or so later. 

We stopped at Subic Bay, Philippines for supplies and then Yokohama Harbor for a certified weld on the boiler. 

I've read a lot about your adventures while it was the USS Dade. 

I was all over that great ship; in all five hatches. 

Followed a typhoon all the way to Vietnam.  I was up above the bridge near the steam stack and the wind blew my fatigue cap off into the sea. 

I was young then.  74 now and retired as a US Army First Sergeant."

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