U.S.S. SLC...USN...Carl Edward Friend, S2c
Carl Edward Friend passed away on Jan 13, 1966 in Fairmont, Marion, WV.
August 11th, 2014
Good Day Sandra,
Thank You for such a great web site on the USS Salt Lake City, my father served a short time on this great ship, and your site helps me to understand why he would not talk about the war.
He is listed on the ship's log and has no picture or other information, I would like to honor him by giving some information on his life.
Listed as Friend, C. E. S2c, USN, WWII. His name is Carl Edward Friend, born: March 18, 1918 Fairmont, Marion, WV, died: Jan 13, 1966 Fairmont, Marion, WV.
He was inducted into active service Feb 7, 1945 and left the service Nov 4, 1945, he was issued one Honorable Service Lapel Button and one Honorable discharge Button.
NRS HUNTINGTON WV
NTC RTC GREAT LAKES ILL
REC SHIP SAN FRANCISCO CALIF.
U.S. S. SALT LAKE CITY (CA 25)
At this point in time I do not know what day he arrived on the USS SLC. I do know by way of a newspaper clipping that he was there our forces took down the Ominato Naval Base. When I asked what he did on the USS SLC he said he was a gunner's mate and would not discuss the war. I do have his Separation paper from the U. S. Naval Service
I have attached two pictures of him one showing him in his Navy uniform and the second picture in his uniform with us four children. Left to right James Edward, Carl Sandy, Karen Sue and myself Raymond Spencer being held buy our father Carl Edward Friend.
Thank You, Raymond S. Friend