Glenn E. Crabtree, EM3c
USS Salt Lake City CA25
USS SLC...Enlisted Navy...Glenn E. Crabtree, EM3c
Glenn E. Crabtree passed away in 2008. Information from nephew L. R. "Tree" Crabtree
Note from L. R. "Tree" Crabtree
My uncle Glenn Crabtree was never into computers. I came across your write up on him and was very pleased. A few years ago I took my laptop computer to his home and gave him a chance to "see" himself online. It definitely made for a day full of stories, especially the Amelia Earhart search. At the time he was starting to have trouble with remembering people and names, but he still had his history down pat.
When he met someone (or remet them) he would write their name in the palm of his hand to keep himself straight for the entire visit. I don't know if you are keeping track of the team's passing, but we lost uncle Glenn in 2008. I was in the process of moving and dealing with my wife's heart failure and did not learn of his passing for a few months. I am sorry, I do not have the details for your records.
Thanks again for what you have done. L. R. "Tree" Crabtree
Information Submitted for Glenn E. Crabtree by USS SLC Veteran
Glenn Crabtree entered the USN via the Recruiting Office in Detroit,
Michigan in the heart of the Great Depression. At that time, Michigan
was the headquarters for almost all of the cars manufactured in the world.
Due to the Depression, very few people were buy cars. The unemployment
rate was very high and jobs for young men were non-existent. So, the Navy
pay of $18.00 per month was about $17.00 more than Glenn had been
accustomed to. His father was a Minister with a very low income.
Letter from Glenn E. Crabtree to Syd Foster on Dec. 6, 2000
I joined the Navy in July, 1935. My pay was $18.00 per month and I sent
it all home. I went to Boot Camp in Norfolk, VA. I was in the E. Division
on the USS SLC for a short time. I left the ship in Long Beach in
July 1939. When the war broke out I went to the Bethlehem Shipyards on
Terminal Island near Long Beach. I was frozen on my job during the war.
I left the shipyards and went into Real Estate. In a short time I had my
Attended the following SLC Reunions: 1983 1993
Glenn & Barbara Crabtree
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