Olaf Raymond Amdahl, GM1c
"Ray" - "Pinky"
USS Salt Lake City CA25
July 22, 1938- July 22, 1943
USS SLC...Enlisted Navy...Olaf Raymond Amdahl, GM1c
Raymond passed away on February 6th, 2008 at the age of 94
Information from daughter, Shirley Scriver
Note from Sandy Eskew: Feb. 19th, 2009
Having 21 SLC Reunions available to Ray, he was present at 14 of them.
July 29th, 2002
Submitted by daughter, Shirley Scriver
Ray joined the Navy at the age of 24. He was from Ortley, SD.
He boarded the USS SLC on July 22, 1938. He spent Fleet Week in Portland, Oregon and was assigned to the First Division. From Portland he went to Long Beach, CA. and did training crews along the coast of Southern CA. There were approximately 650 crewmen. During the war there were over 1200 men aboard.
He left the ship on July 22, 1943 at Dutch Harbor in the Aleutians. He boarded an oil tanker that took him back to San Pedro, CA. [which took 9 days].
He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Unit Commendation.
He also served on the USS ALASKA during WWII on a "Shakedown Cruise".
He attended the 2001 Reunion in Reno, NV. with his grand daughter, Bryn Scriver. He is happy to point out in the reunion picture that he still has hair and that it is still naturally black.
Note from Sandy E.
He attended the 2004 reunion in Salt Lake City, UT. with his son, Roger
1939 Rope Yarn
Received the Letter of Commendation
SLC Deck Logs Jul. 1942 Feb. 1943 Jul. 1943
Picture Taken Nov. 1943
Source: Page 78
Battle of the Komandorski Islands, by John A. Lorelli
A Life Remembered"
December 14th, 1913
February 6th, 2008
Ray attended the following SLC Reunions:|
1973 1975 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1991 1995 1997 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
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