Charles Leo Boland, Jr., CSKD
USS Salt Lake City CA25
USS SLC...Enlisted Navy...Charles Leo Boland, Jr., CSKD
Charles passed away in 1978, Information from family- July 27th, 2004
March 28th, 2004
I was working on my husband's genealogy when I found your photos of his father, Charles L. "Chuck" Boland. Both my husband and my son were totally excited to see him on your website! We have so little information about his career, even though I requested his service records.
The Salt Lake City tour evidently was the first, or one of his first, assignments. He made a career of the Navy, serving in Korea and Vietnam after WWI.
His military records indicated that he was responsible for bringing ice cream to the Navy personnel overseas (probably in Korea). I thought that was an interesting tidbit. That would have been a treat in the hot climates.
Chuck married shortly after WWII to Frances, Steve's mother, who was also in the Navy. They had two children, Charles S. (Steve) Boland, and Cynthia. The kids as young teens lived with the family in Japan. They lived in other places including California and Annapolis, MD. Chuck Boland retired to Charleston, SC., where he remarried. He died of cancer at the age of 56 in 1978, which we believe was a result of watching atom bomb trials from a ship's deck.
#25 in picture with Storekeeper Gang, Aug. 1942
#17 in Storekeepers, 1944-45
Tidbits from Bon Morgan
#8 in picture with StoreKeepers eating "Geedunk"
SLC Deck Logs Mar. 1942 Jan. 1943
Charles S. "Steve" & Ann Boland
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