USS SLC...Enlisted Navy...Charles Fredrick Augustien, MM1c
June 1st, 2004
Charles Fredrick Augustien passed away on Jan. 26th, 1997
May 28th, 2004
Today something moved me to find something on my "Dad"..and with your help, I
got to see my Dad ...in a picture yet! He is #23 in the picture with the "M" Division 1943
My Uncle, although he did not know it at the time, was also on this ship..His
name is James V. Kell, S2c, USN 1938
I heard so many things from my Father when I was a little girl about the War
and what he did . He has since passed away, January 1997 at the young age of
My Uncle Jimmy, has also passed away. I can't remember exact date, but I will
find out and get back to you.
My Dad's family is from Daly City, California, the first city you drive into
once you leave the great city of San Francisco. My Grandparents from I was
also told, would "feed" any sailor that my Dad knew when they came home on leave
(which I am sure was few and far between).
My Father spoke of the war...he dated my Mom in high school, Jefferson High
School in Daly City, California..but he wouldn't marry her as he really
"thought" he wasn't coming home. And as fate would have it ...a couple years after
the War, my Dad drove a Yellow Taxi..my Mom (in those days not many people had a
phone in their home) went to the corner Drug store and called for a Taxi...and
as fate would have it...it was my Dad that picked her up...they were married
6 weeks later.
My Dad, who really wasn't much of a drinker got drunk one night in Pearl Harbor
along with a few buddies (which I am sure they were from the same ship) and
then they went and got "tattooed"....yuk! But like my Dad would say to me...Linda..I really didn't think I would make it through the War.
If anyone remembers Charles F. Augustien, please contact historian, Sandy Eskew
SLC Deck Log Jan. 1943