Misc. Items from Various Publications
Contributed by A. J. "Jack" Crose
USS SLC "Salt Shaker Newsletter", Sept. 5th, 1943
Salt Lake City Corporation
Salt Lake City, Utah
August 9, 1943
Dear Captain Rodgers:
Thank you for your splendid letter of August 1. We are delighted with the Coat of Arms, designed and drawn by one of the officers of the U.S.S. Salt Lake City.
Immediately after the Battle off Komandorski Islands, the Commanding Officer of this vessel appointed a board of ship's officers to investigate and make recommendations for certain awards to the deserving officers and men. These recommendations were accepted in full and were forwarded promptly through official channels. The awards were surely well deserved and the Captain earnestly hopes that all so recommended will receive just recognition in due course of time.
Lloyd E. Acree, AOM3c, USN, Beggs, Oklahoma (posthumously):
During the height of a battle with Japanese forces Acree was holding a shell for loading when he was struck by enemy shell fragments and thrown to the deck. Although suffering acutely, he realized that releasing the shell might prove fatal to his comrades and hamper the effectiveness of the battery and clung to the shell, protecting the base and primer with his hand. He was given first aid during a lull, but died shortly thereafter (11-12 October 1942, in the South Pacific).
Vernard Eugene Bivin, S1c, USN, Greenville, Ky. (posthumously):
Although mortally wounded, Bivin continued at his post as trainer on a broadside gun of a United Sates warship, performing his duties so well that other members of his gun crew did not know he had been injured until he collapsed (11-12 October 1942, against Japanese forces in the South Pacific).
We salute their memory and aspire to emulate their gallant spirit.
In this issue we bid farewell to three more of our officers.(August 22nd, 1943)
Lieut. Aubrey D. Engle, 4th Div. Officer, is following
Lieut. Comdr. E. B. Pugsley
to a DE assignment at Miami, Florida. Lieut., (jg) B. Kingston, J.O. of the 2nd Div. has been accepted for aviation training and leaves for Dallas, Texas.
Radio Electrician E. J., Cavanaugh has left for further schooling in Washington, D.C. These men served their ship well and leave a record of professional efficiency and personal integrity.
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