Letter from Mr. L. L. McDonough, Membership Chairman for the|
USS WASP CV-7 STINGER CLUB, Inc.
Jan. 11, 1985
Letter written to Sid Foster
I served on the SALT LAKE CITY for two days in 1942. I was picked out of the Coral Sea by the USS DUNCAN, the next day I was transferred to the SALT LAKE CITY. I would like to find two guys I went though boots with and met them again on the SLC. Their names were
"Moch"& "Ness" [neither name listed in roster], home towns in Fargo or Devils Lake, ND.
The USS Salt Lake City CA25|
by Myron Varland
Her guns are trained in and silent-|
She is out of action for now,
But Men are working night and day-
To put on Her emergency bow.
But this old game ain't over-
We've still got to pull Her through,
But when we get her in the yard-
She'll get the credit that's due.
There has been three surface battles-
Where she sunk a score of ships,
She has been in action eight times-
Against those yellow Nips
There seems to be a nervous strain-
The crew talks with a different tone,
Their minds are running in circles-
My God; We're going home.
But with our fleets expansion-
Our crew will break up we know,
We've been through it all together-
It will be pretty hard to go.
But when she's back in action-
No matter what she goes through,
She'll always have the markings of-
Captain Rodgers and his fighting crew.
Source: SLC Memorabilia Collection
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