USS SLC...Marine...Donald O. Brazeal, Pvt.
Lt. Col. Donald O. Brazeal, USMC passed away on April 23rd, 2008 ...
See his Obituary
June 1st, 2003
First off, let me say thank you for much hard work on a wonderful and
I originally found your website while looking for information about my
who served aboard the
USS Salt Lake City
in WWII, and was listed on your site as a S1C. By the time I became
interested in your site, my grandfather had already passed away and I
was only going on stories I remembered and the Cruise Book which has
been mentioned many times on your website. I especially remember him
talking about being just out of Pearl Harbor when it was attacked. I
searched every photo on your website hoping to find one that I could
recognize my grandfather in, but had no luck.
In my research to find more information about my Grandfather, I
discovered that my father-in-law Donald O. Brazeal (USS Salt Lake City,
3/28/1937-4/11/1939, USMC) had also served on the Salt Lake City prior
to WWII. Since my father-in-law is still alive, I have began to record
as much information about his experience as a veteran as possible. I
have made a website as a tribute to him at
[http://126.96.36.199/users/marks/brazeal/marine][link not working-9/4/08]and have recently
interviewed him for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project
(www.loc.gov/vets). In interviewing my father-in-law I found out his
period of service aboard the Salt Lake City and again went to your site
to find out where to submit the information. Figuring what the heck, I
looked up my grandfather's name again and found that a picture had been
submitted with him in it.
Today I have not only found out the period of service for my father-in-
law Donald O. Brazeal (LT. COL. USMC RET), but have also seen a picture
of my grandfather aboard the Salt Lake City.
Once again thank you for a wonderful website which inspired me to
create my website honoring my father-in-law and search out information
about my grandfather.
Mark E. Steinhauer
Grandson of Edward Steinhauer (S2C, Salt Lake City, WWII)
Son-In-Law of Donald O. Brazeal (Pvt, Salt Lake City, 3-28-1937 to 4-11-1939)
Pictures from Donald O. Brazeal's Collection
10 Shipmates from the 1938 Race Boat Crew
Shipmates from the SLC Marine's Baseball Team
3 Articles Found in File
Flier Lives after Fall, abt. 1938-39
Navy-Bomber Lost Off Oahi-5 Missing
Message from USS Northampton-March 25, 1938
USS SLC CA25 AA Gun Battle Stations, abt. 1939
SLC Liberty Pass, 1938
SLC Service Coupon, 1937
SLC Tailor Shop Ticket, no year